KOLKATA: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday filed a chargesheet in a local court against four companies belonging to the disgraced Saradha Group.
The chargesheet named Saradha Group chairman Sudipto Sen, his associate Debjani Mukherjee and suspended Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Kunal Ghosh, all of whom are currently in jail.
They were charged with cheating and criminal conspiracy.
The Saradha Group had cheated more than 20 lakh people in West Bengal, Odisha, Assam and Tripura and around 100 depositors and agents had committed suicide after being duped by the firm.
The CBI, which had been probing the scam following a Supreme Court order on May 9, has interrogated several TMC MPs, a West Bengal minister and also arrested politicians in Odisha and a former DGP of West Bengal Rajat Majumdar, over their involvement in the scam.
The West Bengal government had vehemently opposed the CBI probe and spent `11 crore on legal fees to thwart the probe as many TMC leaders were suspected to be involved in the scam.
The CBI as well as the ED investigating the scam has till date interrogated four TMC MPs- Bollywood star Mithun Chakraborty, Arpita Ghosh, Srinjoy Bose and Ahmed Hassan aka Imran. Hassan has been accused of siphoning funds to the Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh to organise violent agitations against the Awami League Government of Sheikh