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Saradha: CBI likely to summon 4 TMC MPs, state minister

The CBI enquiry into Saradha scam finally seems to be reaching the door of Trinamool Congress (TMC) as the central agency is making primary enquiry into the role of four TMC MPs and one West Bengal minister who are likely to be quizzed soon.

“The political links are being probed. Several names have surfaced during the quizzing of Sudipta Sen and Debabrata,” a CBI source said.

“We are making a primary probe into the role two Rajya Sabha MPs and one Lok Sabha MP of TMC and one state minister They will be summoned as and when the investigation requires the same,” he added.

Earlier, Sudipta Sen had alleged in his purported letter to CBI that Kunal Ghosh and TMC Rajya Sabha member Srinjay Bose had blackmailed him, and he was forced to pay hefty amounts to them. Both had refuted the allegations.

Kunal Ghosh is currently in jail in connection with the scam.Kunal Ghosh who used to head the media ventures of the Saradha, before being arrested, had named TMC heavywighjts like Mukul Roy, Subhendu Adhikary, state transport minister Madan Mitra in connection to the scam.

Incidentally, CBI today conducted search operations here at the residence of Asif Khan, a close aide of TMC general secretary and Rajya Sabha MP Mukul Roy.

CBI recently had arrested Debabrata Sarkar, an official of the East Bengal Football Club, in connection with the scam. Also, a city-based businessman Sandhir Agarwal was arrested by the investigating agency. Names of Sandhir and his father, Sajjan Agarwal featured in the letter written to the CBI by sudipta Sen.

Besides, CBI searched Former DG (armed police) Rajat Majumdar’s residence and seized a few incriminating documents. Majumdar used to function as the security advisor to the Saradha group.

Although CBI is yet quiz any political leader, Enforcement Directorate, which is carrying out a parallel probe into the money trail of Sardha had earlier quizzed TMC Lok Sabha MP Arpita Paul and Trinamool Rajya Sabha MP Ahmad Hassan Imran. Both were associated with Saradha group’s media arm.

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