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Saradha scam: Former Bengal police chief arrested

India Blooms News Service | | 09 Sep 2014, 10:20 pm
Kolkata, Sept 9 (IBNS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday arrested a former top cop for his alleged involvement in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam in West Bengal.

Former director general of West Bengal Police Rajat Majumdar  was allegedly associated with the Saradha Group, reports said.

The CBI had earlier grilled Majumdar  in connection with the scam.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has targeted West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over the scam over the past few days.

Speaking to media, BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi  on Monday said: "Once Mamataji was hailed as a symbol of revolution. Today, she has become a corruption queen."

Naqvi made the remarks a day after BJP president Amit Shah slammed Banerjee and said her associates were involved in the Saradhachit fund scam.

"Protesting against injustice, you had gone on fast when above 2,000 farmers had lost their land in Nandigram and Singur...More than 17 lakh people of Bengal have lost their deposits due to this Saradha scam.Why don't you (Mamata) feel like sitting on a fast against this scam? Because her own people were involved in it," Shah had said in Kolkata.

Suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh has accused the West Bengal Chief Minister of having benefitted the most from the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam.

The Saradha Group that went bust last year left lakhs of depositors in a fix. 

Saradha Group chief Sudipta Sen and Saradha Group director Debjani Mukherjee were arrested in April 2013 from Jammu and Kashmir. He was absconding since Saradha Group collapsed.  The duo is now in jail in the ponzi scam. Sen had claimed that he was blackmailed and used by politicians mainly from Banerjee's Trinamool Congress.