Police today took Debjani Mukherjee,one of the main accused in the Saradha chit fund scam,to the Saradha groups head office in Salt Lake Sector V as part of the investigation and seized various documents and computer hard discs from there.
We took Debjani Mukherjee to the Midland Park office and seized some property-related documents. The investigation is progressing, DC (DD) Bidhanagar City Police Arnab Ghosh said.
A senior police official said,Today we examined Poulami Sen,a senior official of the Saradha group of companies. We have also been told that there was no audit in the company since 2011.
According to sources,Poulami was the secretary to the board of directors. Several documents and external hard discs were in her possession. Today she handed over all the documents and revealed the passwords of the hard discs,said a senior official.
Several other senior officials were also interrogated today. Two of the drivers of Debjani Mukherjee,the virtual No. 2 in the company after CMD Sudipta Sen,were also questioned. The drivers appeared to be vital links to crack Debjanis connection with Sen and the Saradha group.
The company has 156 sister concerns,but only 20 companies were active before the company went bust,said police sources.
The police today also examined two senior functionaries of two major football clubs in the state. one of whom was mentioned in Sudiptas letter to the CBI. Two former government officials who were allegedly close to two former cabinet ministers were also quizzed.