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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  1. Shyamaprasad Bhattacharjee
    Mar 19, 2015 at 11:40 pm
    This appears to be an unending investigation producing no tangible results except some waves being created to settle down during the ping of time. As reported in the newspaper, if the investigation is perceived through its chronological developments , the investigation appears to be roaming about cluelessly to fix any one who were the conduits of siphoning off the hapless depositors money . Mr. Chakroborty was interrogated in the month of June, 2014 in connection with alleged payment for Rs 2 crores to him by Sardah Group. As reported, he then ured ED officials to share with his personal transactions but ED sources are reported to have stated that those informations were not sent to them. The question arises that till this long time What ED did after having not received the required informations from him. How did ED progress in the investigation in absence of such doents. Mrs. Aparna Sen, national award wining film maker, was interrogated for several hours on 18th August, 2014 and her statements were recorded under section 50 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act for her alleged receiving Rs75 lacs as remunarations for her service as an editor of the Magazine "PARAMA", the development is yet to reach its logical conclusion. On the same day , West Bengal textile Minister, Shyama pada Mukherjee was interrogated by ED for his alleged of a loss making cement company to Sardah group, during this long page of time , no development was reported to public domain MR. Ahmed Han Ansari, TMC MP was reportedly interrogated on 28 th August 2014 for selling of KALAM newspaper to sardah group, no developments are in public domain since then. ED probe reportedly quantified the laundering amount for RS 1983.02 Crore , but slow progress with no perceivable development by booking the perers generate frustration for those who have been cheated and the "heavy weights" whoever he or she may thrive at their costs. we once again remind ourselves, Justice dela is justice denied, ball is now in the courts of ED.