Mumbai: The Enforcement Directorate today questioned film actor-cum-Trinamool Congress MP Mithun Chakrabarty here in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam in West Bengal, officials said.
A team of ED officials drawn from its offices in Kolkata and Mumbai jointly quizzed the actor at his residence here for close to two hours during which he is understood to have explained to them his connections with the Saradha group and provided documents in this regard.
The actor “cooperated with us and answered our questions with regard to the Saradha case. Some more documents will be submitted by his lawyer later”, ED officials said.
Earlier, Chakrabaraty's lawyers had sought time from ED for his questioning as the actor was away in Jordan in connection with his professional work, they said.
The actor's statement was recorded under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.
ED had earlier questioned arrested Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh and Saradha Group head Sudipta Sen in connection with the scam.