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ED summons Tollywood actor Bonny Sengupta again in Bengal teacher recruitment scam
Bonny Sengupta
Image Credit: Instagram/Bonny Sengupta

ED summons Tollywood actor Bonny Sengupta again in Bengal teacher recruitment scam

| @indiablooms | 10 Mar 2023, 02:00 pm

Kolkata/IBNS: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has sent a fresh summon to Bengali actor Bonny Sengupta for quizzing in connection with the West Bengal teacher recruitment scam, media reports said.

Bonny, who was quizzed for hours on Thursday, has been asked to appear before the ED officials on Tuesday.

Bonny on Thursday admitted he was helped to buy a car by arrested Trinamool Congress youth leader Kuntal Ghosh through a single transaction of around Rs. 35-40 lakh.

The ED has asked the actor to appear for the quizzing with the necessary details and official documents of the car which he bought with Kuntal's money.

Bonny on Thursday said, "I met Kuntal for the first time during an event in 2017. Later he wanted to make a film with me. I have worked for 20-22 events with him. I had requested him to make a single transaction to my car account to help me buy the vehicle."

"It was the only transaction of around Rs. 35 lakh between the two accounts," the actor, who claimed to have a personal relationship with Kuntal, said.

Bonny claimed he had made no agreement with Kuntal for the events.

The ED has reportedly claimed to have discovered some financial terms between Kuntal Ghosh and Bonny Sengupta.

Bonny, who had joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) before the 2021 state polls, also runs a production house- named BK Entertainment- along with his actor girlfriend Koushani Mukherjee.

He made his acting debut in 2014 with Borbaad and went on to act in films like Parbona Ami Chartey Toke, Jio Pagla, Raja Rani Raji et al.

His latest release was Dal Bati Churma Chachchari, which was a BK Entertainment production.

Former state education minister Partha Chatterjee, former primary education board president and Trinamool MLA Manik Bhattacharya are among the people who have been arrested so far in connection with the scam.

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