ED attaches assets worth Rs 3 crore of TMC leaders in Saradha chit fund scam

TMC spokesperson Kunal Ghosh, Lok Sabha MP Satabdi Roy and Debjani Mukherjee in the Saradha chit fund case.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday said that it has attached assets worth Rs 3 crore of Trinamool Congress spokesperson Kunal Ghosh, its MP Satabdi Roy and Debjani Mukherjee in the Saradha chit fund money laundering case.

It said a provisional order for attachment of the movable and immovable properties has been issued under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

The central probe agency said in a statement that the assets belong to "Kunal Ghosh, ex-Rajya Sabha MP from Trinamool Congress (CEO of Media Group Saradha), Satabdi Roy, Lok Sabha MP from TMC (brand ambassador in Saradha), and Debjani Mukherjee who is a director in Saradha Group of companies in Saradha chit fund case."

As of now, assets worth Rs 600 crore have been attached in this case. The agency is probing the money laundering aspect of the alleged ponzi scam since April 2013.

For the unversed, the Saradha group allegedly cheated thousands of depositors, promising abnormally high returns on investments in its illegal schemes.
 

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