The Left parties Thursday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Pranab Mukherjee and sought a court-monitored CBI probe and coordinated action by SEBI,SFIO and the CBI. The Left claimed the Trinamool Congress was hand in glove with Saradha Group and hence was opposing a CBI probe. The delegation led by senior CPM leader Sitaram Yechury also met P Chidambaram.
Arguing that several states are involved in this massive fraud of Saradha Group,they said the CBI should immediately be involved in the investigation of this fraud under the supervision of the court. SEBI should also be instructed in coordination with CBI and SFIO to move into the Saradha case immediately,for a proper and comprehensive investigation into the total list of properties,including different forms of illegal transfers,for immediate attachment and for moving the SC as well as Kolkata High Court for selling of the properties needed for repayment to the depositors without delay, a memorandum submitted by them said.
They said both the PM and Chidambaram expressed concern over the scale of ponzi scam and assured that the Centre was taking steps to check such activities. Yechury alleged the West Bengal governments decision to bring a new legislation was to give time to the accused to relocate properties.
Leader of the Opposition in West Bengal,Surjya Kanta Mishra,alleged the Trinamool leadership was hand in glove with the Saradha Group. The Left leaders said there was anxiety in the state regarding other financial companies and demanded steps to correct the practices of these financial companies.