Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh today filed an affidavit in connection with a PIL on Saradha Group,admitting he had held meetings with company CMD Sudipta Sen several times before the latter disappeared from Kolkata in the second week of April.
Sen was arrested in Kashmir after a two week-long run.
Ghosh was the chief executive of the media wing of Saradha Group. While Sen has levelled allegations against him in a letter to CBI,employees of Saradha Group have filed police complaints against him over non-payment of salaries.
Ghosh today submitted in the HC that he had resigned from Saradha Group of Media on April 3 but contacted Sen about the closure of the media houses in the interest of the employees,many of whom were not paid their salaries. It was not an offence to hold a meeting with Sen,said Ghosh.
According to Ghosh,he was a salaried employee of the media houses and not involved in any other business of Saradha. He was ready to face investigation,he added.
Ghosh said he joined Saradha Group media in 2011 when he was not associated with the Trinamool Congress. While the petition had stated that Ghosh had played the role of a bridge between Sen and the Trinamool Congress in 2011,Ghosh denied so.
Sen had reportedly disclosed to the police during interrogation that he had held a meeting with top Trinamool leaders before his escape from Kolkata. The Bidhannagar police commissionerate had interrogated Ghosh whose name was mentioned in the letter written by Sen to the CBI. Sen alleged in his letter that Ghosh had mounted pressure on him. The matter is being investigated by Bidhannagar police.
Channel 10 staff had lodged a complaint with police on April 25 against Ghosh and Sen for the non-payment of salaries and provident fund.