Mamata benefited most from Saradha: Ghosh

Ghosh said he would not plead for bail and was ready to be sent to CBI custody.

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: September 7, 2014 12:35:16 am

Suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh Saturday said he should be interrogated along with Saradha CMD Sudipta Sen and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee if the CBI wanted to crack the “larger conspiracy” in the multi crore chit fund scam.

Ghosh, who is in jail for his alleged involvement in the scam, was produced before a city court Saturday that remanded him to CBI custody till September 12.

Later, as Ghosh was being taken to the CBI office, he told mediapersons, “The person who got maximum direct and indirect benefits from Saradha and its media is Mamata Banerjee.”

While several indirect references about Mamata’s alleged involvement have been made earlier, this is for the first time that she is in the line of direct attack.

Ghosh said he would not plead for bail and was ready to be sent to CBI custody.

He told the court that those (involved in the scam) who are moving freely are trying to influence the investigation, and appealed that they should be restrained from doing so.

Sen and Saradha executive director Debjani Mukherjee were present in the courtroom as Ghosh spoke.

TMC secretary general and cabinet minister Partha Chatterjee said, “We do not bother about what a thief says. The CM is the epitome of honesty.”

It is learnt that the CBI has started gathering information about a reported meeting between Mamata and Sen. Ghosh is believed to have been present in the meeting.

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