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ED attaches assets worth 3 crore of TMC leaders, others in Saradha case

ED stated in a press release that the assets belong to TMC leaders Kunal Ghosh, Satabdi Roy, and Debjani Mukherjee

PTI | , New Delhi

UPDATED ON APR 03, 2021 04:08 PM IST

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday stated it has connected assets worth 3 crore of TMC spokesperson Kunal Ghosh, its MP Satabdi Roy and Debjani Mukherjee in the Saradha chit fund money laundering case.

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

The central probe company stated in a press release 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 director in Saradha Group of companies in Saradha chit fund case.”

Assets worth 600 crore have been connected in this case until now.

The ED is probing the money laundering facet of the alleged ponzi scam since April, 2013.

The Saradha group allegedly cheated hundreds of depositors, promising abnormally excessive returns on investments in its unlawful schemes.

Ghosh, who’s out on bail in the case, was suspended from the TMC in 2013 for alleged anti-party actions.

He has been questioned by the ED in this case aside from others.

He was later reinstated because the social gathering spokesperson.

The former TMC MP headed a TV channel and a every day, which was funded by the now-defunct Saradha group.

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