Two senior Trinamool Congress leaders,a Union minister from north Bengal,a state Cabinet minister,a retired IPS officer,a journalist who has held important positions in two popular Bengali dailies,two senior CPM leaders,including a member of CPM district secretariat in South 24-Parganas,and an important functionary of a football club are the nine persons whom TMC MP Kunal Ghosh has named for having received financial benefits from Saradha Group CMD Sudipta Sen.
Ghosh had repeatedly said he would expose those involved in chit fund scam if its investigations were handed over to the CBI.
The Rajya Sabha MP is learnt to have sent documents and the list of nine names to a senior leader of the ruling party. He has urged that if he is arrested,the documents should be handed over to the Chief Minister,a senior leader of the party said.
Sources said Ghosh tried to meet Mamata several times Friday but was denied permission. When contacted,Ghosh said,I have submitted all necessary documents to the central and state investigating agencies. I have also told them all the names.