The All Assam Media Employees Federation today welcomed Supreme Court’s directive for a CBI probe into the multi-crore Saradha scam in Assam, West Bengal, Odisha and Tripura and appealed for compensation for media employees of the group.
More than thousand media employees in eastern India, who worked for newspapers and news channels owned by Saradha group of companies, suddenly lost their jobs after the collapse of the group in April, 2013, a statement by AAMEF said here.
The statement said that most of them did not receive their salaries for two to three months before the closure.
"In Assam, over 300 media employees of Bengali daily Sakalbela and English daily Seven Sisters’ Post were yet to receive three months’ salaries when the newspapers closed down," the statement said.
AAMEF, an umbrella organization of various Assam-based media organizations, appealed to Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi for taking personal interest in compensating the media employees at the earliest.