The Great Bengal Swindle: ED issues fresh summons to Mithun, Aparna Ghosh

Notice issued to him under the provisions of the PMLA as he "failed to submit relevant documents" which the probe team had sought from him.

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: March 20, 2015 12:51 am
mithun-mian The central probe agency had last year in June questioned the actor in Mumbai after it detected that an amount of about Rs two crore had gone into his account from Saradha business portals.

The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday has summoned actor-turned-politician Mithun Chakraborty once again to appear before the directorate on April 11 in connection with the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam.

The Trinamool Congress MP in Rajya Sabha was examined by the directorate last year in Mumbai regarding a financial transaction between him and the Saradha group.

Another TMC MP and theatre personality Arpita Ghosh has also been summoned by the directorate and asked to appear for questioning before the investigators on April 12.

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According to sources, Chakraborty received payment worth Rs 2 crores from Saradha Group CMD Sudipta Sen for a promotional event of the company. However, Sen is said to have told his interrogators that Chakraborty never kept his commitment. The ED had asked Chakarborty to furnish evidence, including a CD of the advertisement and other documents to prove that he had been paid by the company for his service. However, the directorate did not receive any such documents despite several requests and hence, it decided to issue a fresh summon to Chakraborty.

Meanwhile. Arpita Ghosh too was told to submit some documents to the directorate. She had been interrogated several times by the ED last year in connection with the Saradha scam.

 

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