Bengal SSC scam: Will actor Bonny Sengupta meet ED officials today?
Kolkata/IBNS: Tollywood actor Bonny Sengupta has been asked by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials to appear before them on Tuesday in connection with the alleged irregularities in the teacher recruitment process of West Bengal.
Bonny, who had appeared before the ED last week, has been asked to provide the details of the car which he admitted to have bought with the monetary assistance of arrested Trinamool Congress youth leader Kuntal Ghosh.
Speaking to a local channel, Bonny, who returned to Kolkata last night, said, "I haven't got any confirmation yet (regarding ED summons)."
Bonny, who was quizzed for hours on Thursday, admitted he was helped to buy a car by Kuntal Ghosh, an accused in the case, through a single transaction of around Rs. 35-40 lakh.
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.