ED arrests Sudipta Sen’s wife, son

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) Wednesday arrested the wife and son of Sudipta Sen, the alleged kingpin in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam and an accused in a money laundering case.

Piyali Sen and Shubhojit were arrested after they were questioned for close to two hours with regard to the alleged dubious transactions. Hundreds of investors across West Bengal, Orissa and Assam have alleged they were duped.

“Both people have been arrested under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act and will be produced in a court tomorrow (Thursday). ED brought them to Kolkata… they had been absconding,” sources said.

Sources said the agency arrested the two to question them about incriminating documents obtained during raids at the Kolkata-based firms.

The agency recently issued summons to numerous entities involved in the case even as it attached assets worth Rs 140 crore of individuals and firms on money laundering charges. The agency is jointly probing the case taking cognisance of the FIRs filed by the three state police departments.