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CBI registers 46 cases in Saradha scam

India Blooms News Service | | 04 Jun 2014, 10:32 pm
New Delhi, June 4 (IBNS): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday said it has registered 46 cases, including three in West Bengal and 43 in Orissa, against the group of companies and its managing directors and others in the Saradha chit fund scam on the direction of Supreme Court.

"Three Cases have been registered U/s 406, 409, 420 and 120 B of IPC against the Group of Companies in the alleged Multi Crore Scam in West Bengal including the then CMD of Group; its then Directors; then CEO of its Media Group and other persons on the allegations of cheating, criminal breach of trust, criminal conspiracy etc. These FIRs covers the 4 front runner companies of the said Group," the CBI said in a statement.

"Other documents relating to said Group are being scrutinized for further course of action. The documents of certain Companies other than said Group of companies are in the process of collection as well as scrutiny," it said.
In Odisha, the CBI has registered 43 cases against 43 companies and the then MDs; then Directors and others on allegations of cheating, criminal breach of trust, conspiracy among others.

Scrutiny of more documents is being carried out for future course of action.

"As per directions of Hon’ble Apex Court, larger conspiracy angle including the role of Regulatory Authorities and money trail in this alleged scam will also be focused upon during investigation," the CBI said.

Sudipta Sen, the Chairman and Managing Director of Saradha Group, which allegedly defrauded thousands of small investors, is now in jail in the ponziscam. Media personality and TMC Rajya Sabha MP Kunal Ghosh is also in jail in the scam.

Sen had claimed that he was blackmailed and used by politicians mainly from Mamata Banerjee's TMC.

Sen and Saradha Group director Debjani Mukherjee were arrested in April 2013 from Jammu and Kashmir. He was absconding since Saradha Group collapsed.