TMC MP KD Singh in ED custody: War of words started in poll bound Bengal

He has not been associated with us for a long time: TMC MP Sougata Roy

Former TMC MP KD Singh, was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with a money laundering case, and has been sent to judicial custody till January 16 by Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court. Singh was arrested under sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). Singh has been the chairman of the Alchemist group and while he resigned from the post in 2012, he is stated to be the Chairman, Emeritus and founder of the business group. The ED is probing him as part of two money laundering cases.

Earlier in September 2019, ED had said that it has seized cash amounts of Rs 32 lakh and USD 10,000 after it raided the "official residence" of the TMC MP in Delhi and few other locations as part of a money-laundering probe against him and others.

“Who is K D Singh? His identity is that he is a former MP from the TMC. So the best thing would be to question the TMC leaders to bring out the truth,” said state BJP vice-president Jaiprakash Majumdar. Suvendu Adhikari, who had recently joined the BJP, claimed Singh’s dealings with the TMC leaders should be probed.

In a press conference CPI(M) leader Sujan Chakraborty said, “TMC can’t deny its involvement with Singh as their leaders had used his plane during election campaign”. However TMC leadership denied any association with Singh for the last few years. “He has not been associated with us for a long time. For the last few years, we have no relation with him. If he has committed any wrong then the law will take its course. We have nothing to say regarding it,” TMC MP Sougata Roy said.

TMC spokesperson Kunal Ghosh has said that Singh’s arrest should have been done earlier. He has further accused TMC-turncoat and BJP vice president Mukul Roy of having a hand in Singh’s involvement with TMC.

The ED is probing KD Singh as part of two money laundering cases.

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