CBI questions TMC’s Kunal Ghosh in Saradha chit fund rip-off case

New Delhi, August 27

The CBI has questioned Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Kunal Ghosh in reference to the Saradha chit fund rip-off practically a month after he was appointed nationwide spokesperson of the occasion, ending doubts about his affiliation with the Mamata Banerjee-led political outfit.

The company questioned Ghosh on Wednesday, officers stated.

Ghosh was the CEO of Saradha Media, an arm of the Saradha Group which was busted in 2013 for its unlawful operations and was arrested by Bidhannagar police in 2013 for his alleged involvement within the chit fund rip-off.

The TMC had reportedly suspended him for anti-party actions months earlier than his arrest however there had been no formal assertion or communication from the occasion on his standing as its chief.

“I had read in the newspapers that the party had suspended me. But I have never received any communication from the party in this regard. I was always in touch with the party. I am thankful to our leader Mamata Banerjee for allowing me to serve as spokesperson,” Ghosh had instructed PTI after his appointment because the occasion’s nationwide spokesperson final month.

The CBI has pressed the paddle on its probe into the Saradha and different chit fund circumstances with its chief RK Shukla asking the officers to register all pending 102 FIRs earlier than subsequent yr.

West Bengal, the place a majority of chit fund circumstances had been reported, is scheduled to go for meeting elections in April-May subsequent yr when BJP and different events will strive their finest to unseat Banerjee who will full a decade as Chief Minister. PTI

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