ED to call Bengal Left leaders in Saradha scam

Written by Press Trust of India | New Delhi/Kolkata | Updated: Apr 28 2014, 05:31am hrs
Widening its probe into the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has brought under its scanner three leaders of West Bengal CPI(M) for their alleged business association with the schemes launched by the defunct group at some point of time.

Sources said that the agency's Kolkata zonal office was preparing to summon at least three CPI-M leaders to obtain their side of information in the case in which depositors have raised their grievances for being duped by the group through alleged chit fund operations.

After a five-month long probe, the agency has found some connection of these leaders with Sudipta Sen, the promoter of the Saradha group, and some of his associates, sources in the ED said.

They added that while the Left leaders have not been named in its FIR filed in the case under money laundering laws, the versions of CPI-M leaders were important before filing of charge sheet or any further action by them.