The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday summoned senior advocate and wife of former finance minister P Chidambaram, Nalini, in connection with the probe into the Saradha chit fund scam case.
As per ED sources, Nalini has been asked to come to the CGO complex in Salt Lake, which is the ED office, on June 20. Last week, summons were issued to her, but she didn’t turn up. She has evaded three summons so far, sources said.
ED sources said Nalini was allegedly paid a legal fee of Rs 1 crore by the Saradha Group for her appearances in court and the company’s Law Board over a television channel purchase deal.
Saradha Group’s chit fund company was running several collective investment schemes. Acting upon a Supreme Court order, a multi-agency probe along with the CBI and ED was initiated.
Chairman of Saradha Group Sudipta Sen was arrested from a hotel in Kashmir in April 2013 along with two others.
On June 4, 2013, CBI registered four cases in connection with the scam.