Actor Mithun Surrenders Saradha 'Fee'

Published: 17th June 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th June 2015 03:53 AM   |  A+A-

KOLKATA:  Actor and yesteryear Bollywood hero Mithun Chakraborty, who is currently a TMC Rajya Sabha MP,  on Tuesday returned the fee received by him from disgraced Saradha Group probed by the CBI and the ED  in connection with the multi-crore chit fund scam.

Actor Mithun.jpgAnd the thespian’s lawyer on Tuesday reached the ED regional headquarters at the CGO complex here and handed over a demand draft of `1,19,68,508. The balance amount of fees, which had been received by Mithun were paid as income tax.  Mithun had entered into a contract for conducting shows for one of theTV channels run by Saradha Group and was to receive a fee of `2 crore.

However,  after the channel defaulted in making the payments, he pulled out of the show after  a few episodes.

Both the ED and the CBI had interrogated the film star, who submitted his financial statements and details of the payments received by him to the probe agencies.


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