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Saradha scam: ED summons TMC MP Arpita Ghosh, 2 aides of Matang Sinh

Kolkata: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued fresh summons to Trinamool Congress MP Arpita Ghosh and two aides of former Union minister Matang Singh in connection with its money laundering probe in the Saradha chitfund

PTI [ Updated: February 06, 2015 22:29 IST ]
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saradha scam ed summons tmc mp arpita ghosh 2 aides of matang sinh

Kolkata: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued fresh summons to Trinamool Congress MP Arpita Ghosh and two aides of former Union minister Matang Singh in connection with its money laundering probe in the Saradha chitfund case.

Officials said while Balurghat MP Ghosh has been summoned to appear on February 13, Singh's aides Khyati Sadana and Rupendranath Singh have too been called in the next week.

"The statements of all the accused will be recorded next week under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). While Sadana is Sinh's aide and first assistant, Singh is a director in a firm owned by the Congress leader," a source said.

This is the second time that Ghosh has been summoned in the case by the central probe agency. She has been associated with the Saradha media arm 'Ekhon Samay' and herself filed a case against the defunct group owned by Sudipto Sen for alleged mismanagement of payment of salaries.

Sources said the aides of Singh, who was recently arrested by CBI in this case, will be questioned about the transactions made by the former Minister of State for Home and their role in his businesses.

Singh allegedly received a payment of Rs 28 crore from the defunct group in return of starting a new business venture. The ED had already questioned Singh in 2014 and during his recording of statement he had told the agency that he has committed to return the said amount for the benefit of the cheated depositors.

The agency has filed a criminal case in this scam and has attached assets worth Rs 500 crore till now in this probe.

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