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TMC seeks arrest of Sovan for ‘chit fund scam links’, he rubbishes claims

"He must first give answers to what was his connection with the chit fund company I-core. He is clearly seen in this photograph attending a function with owners of this chit fund company. He had endorsed the firm," said TMC spokesperson Kunal Ghosh.

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | January 13, 2021 3:37:10 am
Sovan Chatterjee, TMC, Mamata BanerjeeBJP leader Sovan Chatterjee. Chatterjee, who was recently made observer of BJP's Kolkata zone, also announced a host of party programmes for this month. (file)

TMC spokesperson Kunal Ghosh on Tuesday demanded the arrest of former state minister turned BJP leader Sovan Chatterjee for his alleged involvement with a chit fund company that allegedly “looted money from people”. Addressing mediapersons, Ghosh, showing an old photograph of Chatterjee with owners of a chit fund company, said: “He must first give answers to what was his connection with the chit fund company I-core. He is clearly seen in this photograph attending a function with owners of this chit fund company. He had endorsed the firm. So he should be arrested for promoting this firm which looted money from the people.”

Ghosh said he had written to the CBI and the Union Home Ministry in this regard nearly a month ago. He also alleged that Chatterjee was also involved in Saradha chit fund scam. “He took a bribe of Rs 1 crore from Saradha chit fund company owner. He did this while sitting on the chair of citt mayor. He should go to jail for that,” he added.

Chatterjee, however, rubbished all the allegations levelled against him by Ghosh. “These are baseless allegations. He (Kunal Ghosh) was the main culprit in chit fund scams. He brought the TMC down with his scheming tactics. He should first give clarification on the allegations labelled against him,” said Chatterjee.

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