Kolkata:Accusing the Left of failing to protect investors in ponzi schemes during its three-decade rule,the Trinamool Congress on Thursday hit back at the Marxists for demanding a CBI probe into the recent chit fund scam. Who are asking for a CBI probe today? It is those who were unable to pass an effective Bill to rein in chit fund companies to protect the interests of small investors when they were in power from 1980 to mid-2011, said senior Trinamool leader Partha Chatterjee. Stating that a strong Bill has been passed in the state Assembly to protect investors in the chit funds,Chatterjee claimed that the chit fund scam would not have come to light had the Trinamool government not been in power.
Assam Police to seek custody of Sudipta: Gogoi
New Delhi/Kolkata:On a day when Saradha Group CMD Sudipta Sen and his two aides Debjani Mukherjee and Arvind Singh Chouhan were sent to nine days in police custody in connection with another fresh by a Bidhanangar court,Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said in New Delhi that police from his state will soon approach court to seek custody of Sudipta as his chit fund company had a large presence and got investment in Assam before going bust. We are trying to get custody of Sudipta Sen, he said and added that his government has already handed over the case to the CBI. Sudipta and his aides were arrested in Kashmir after the group went bust defrauding thousands of investors.