AN FIR has been registered against Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh for cheating,criminal breach of trust and criminal intimidation.
The FIR was filed on Thursday night at Park Street police station by journalist and non-journalist employees of Channel 10 a Bengali TV channel which has now shut stating that they were not paid salaries for the last three months despite repeated assurances,a senior journalist of the channel Bithin Sarkar said on Friday.
The FIR also alleged that the employees were made to work though their salaries were not being paid.
Channel 10 was one of the companies which Saradha Group had taken over. Ghosh was made the CEO of the company.
The Trinamool MP,in his defence told PTI,said that he was only an employee with responsibility for editorial content of the channel.
Im ready to face any probe.I was not the owner and didnt have authority to sign cheques.
Meanwhile,it was learnt from sources that Ghosh in a letter to Mamata Banerjee has expressed his willingness to step down from the membership of Rajya Sabha.
Attempts to reach Ghosh,however,failed.