SARADHA

  • Mamata Banerjee ignoring national security for vote bank politics, says Amit Shah January 20, 2015

    Burdwan: BJP chief Amit Shah on Tuesday accused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of not properly probing the Burdwan blast linked to JMB for the sake of vote bank politics and focusing on trying to save her Saradha scam 'tainted' leaders instead of governing the state. "Bengal is a...
  • Saradha scam: TMC alleges CBI of working under Centre's directions, moves SC January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The Trinmool Congress on Monday moved to the Supreme Court alleging the Central Bureau of Investigation of working under pressure from Bhartiya Janata Party-led central government in multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam. TMC filed petition in the apex court seeking monitoring of CBI investigation in Shardha chit fund scam...
  • Saradha scam: CBI arrests Saradha Realty director Shib Narayan Das January 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The CBI on Saturday arrested Shib Narayan Das, director of Kolkata-based firm Saradha Realty, in connection with the multi-crore rupee chit fund scam. CBI apprehended Das in Kolkata and seized a fully-loaded .38 calibre revolver from him. Sources said it was Das who had allegedly suggested to the chairman of...
  • Mukul Roy seeks 15 days time, CBI says no January 14, 2015

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress General Secretary Mukul Roy on Wednesday sought 15 days extension of time to appear before CBI in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam but the investigating agency said the plea would not be granted. Roy said "I had confirmed to CBI while I was Delhi that...
  • TMC not to remove Mukul Roy from party post January 14, 2015

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress on Wednesday ruled out removing party General Secretary Mukul Roy from the post in the wake of CBI asking him to appear before it in connection with the Saradha scam and accused BJP for using the investigating agency as its political tool against the party. Questions are being...
  • Saradha scam: ED questions Hyatt Regency, Kolkata officials January 14, 2015

    Kolkata: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) questioned officials of Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kolkata on Wednesday in connection with the Saradha scam. According to sources, the hotel had played host to the meetings held between Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders and Saradha group chairman Sudipta Sen. Reportedly, Mukul Roy, Madan Mitra and Kunal...
  • Saradha chit fund scam: CBI summons TMC leader Mukul Roy for questioning January 12, 2015

    Kolkata: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Monday summoned Trinmool Congress national secretary and former railway minister Mukul Roy for questioning in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam. Earlier in December in a huge embarrassment and setback for the Mamata Banerjee government, the CBI had arrested West Bengal Transport Minister and...
  • BJP seeks strict adherence to jail Code for Madan Mitra January 11, 2015

    Kolkata: West Bengal BJP on Sunday claimed that West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra was being given preferential treatment in jail after his arrest in connection with the mutli-crore rupees Saradha scam and threatened to move court if the officials fail to strictly adhere to the jail code. "Why is preferential...
  • Mamata Banerjee to take Saradha scam battle to Supreme court January 5, 2015

    Kolkata: All India Trinamool Congress party President Mamata Banerjee may take the Saradha chit fund battle to the Supreme Court (SC) suggest sources. Reportedly, the West Bengal Chief Minister is exploring moving the SC in the Saradha chit fund scam. Mamata Banerjee has repeatedly alleged the central government of trying...
  • Madan Mitra undergoes check-up at hospital; goes back to jail January 3, 2015

    Kolkata: A medical check-up on Saturday was conducted on West Bengal Minister Madan Mitra, accused in Saradha scam, at a state-run hospital after which he was taken back to the Alipore prison as doctors found "nothing serious". Mitra underwent a "regular medical check-up" and "There is...
  • Saradha scam: TMC MP Idris Ali says 'touch Mamata Benerjee and West Bengal will burn' December 31, 2014

    Kolkata: All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Idris Ali from Basirhat has threatened to resort to violence in West Bengal if Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is framed in the Saradha scam. "Touch Mamata Banerjee and West Bengal shall burn," the TMC MP warned on Wednesday. Idris Ali reportedly made the statement...
  • TMC should take lessons from Amit Shah: BJP December 30, 2014

    Kolkata: Asking the TMC leadership to take lessons from the way BJP Chief Amit Shah abided by the rule of law in the Sohrabuddin case, BJP National Secretary Siddharth Nath Singh on Tuesday said instead TMC has gone on to abuse the legal system by its political offensive in the...
  • West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee warns TMC leaders, workers against anti-party activity December 30, 2014

    Kharagpur: Beset with rising group rivalries and airing of individual opinions by some party leaders, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday issued a strong warning to the leaders against anti-party activities, reminding them that "no individual is above the party". "We will not accept...
  • West Bengal: ED questions another TMC leader as Saradha scam probe December 29, 2014

    Kolkata: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday questioned for about three hours Trinamool Congress leader Sankudeb Ponda in connection with its money laundering probe in the multi-crore Saradha chitfunds scam case. "Ponda has been questioned about his association with the Saradha group and its management. His statement has been recorded...
  • Saradha probe: ED questions Trinamool Congress leader Sankudeb Ponda December 29, 2014

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress leader Sankudeb Ponda was on Monday questioned by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the money laundering probe in the multi-crore Saradha chit funds scam case. Ponda, who was asked to present himself before the investigating officer of the case on Tuesday, reported on Monday at around 11...
  • Saradha scam accused Madan Mitra to be discharged from hospital December 27, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Transport and Sports Minister Madan Mitra, who was arrested in the multi-crore-rupee Saradha scam, is likely to be discharged from hospital Saturday as tests done on him have not revealed anything significant, a hospital official said. Arrested Dec 12 by the CBI for his alleged complicity in the...
  • CBI registers two more cases against Saradha group of companies December 27, 2014

    Kolkata: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has on Saturday registered two more cases against Saradha group of companies after the cases were referred by Assam for investigation. The cases have been registered against Director of Saradha Group Sudipta Sen on allegations of cheating and criminal breach of trust. Earlier in...
  • Ponzi scam brought Trinamool Congress under scanner in West Bengal in 2014 December 23, 2014

    Kolkata: The ponzi scam became a major issue in West Bengal in 2014 giving sleepless nights to the ruling Trinamool Congress as many of its leaders came under the scanner and faced action. After the duping of hundreds of investors allegedly by the Saradha Group, owned by Sudipto Sen last...
  • Mamata biggest beneficiary of Saradha Media: Kunal Ghosh December 22, 2014

    Kolkata: Suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh on Monday alleged that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was the biggest beneficiary of Saradha Media, an arm of the Saradha Group embroiled in a multi-crore chit fund scam, during his deposition before a city court. "If anyone has derived most benefit...
  • Left leaders submit memorandum on chit fund scams December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: A delegation of Left leaders met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday and submitted a memorandum on chit fund scams like Saradha chit fund scam. They claim a larger conspiracy that extends beyond West Bengal. The Prime Minister, meanwhile, assured that the matter will be looked into seriously....
  • BJP hits back at Trinamool, calls Mamata a 'chit fund minister' December 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday hit back at Trinamool Congress leaders for using offensive language against the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister, and called West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee a "chit fund minister". Describing the recent spate of "unparliamentary utterances" by TMC MP Derek O'Brien against...
  • Saradha scam: Mitra's custody ends today December 19, 2014

    Kolkata: Arrested by the CBI in multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam, West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra's police custody ends on Friday. Mitra has accused the CBI of pressuring him to take the name of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in the scam. Mitra was arrested on December 12 by the CBI, which...
  • Mamata slams Centre, alleges CBI functioning as 'department of PMO' December 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Pulling no punches in her attack against BJP for allegedly pursuing "political vendetta" against TMC, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday charged that CBI was being used as a "political tool" by the NDA government and was functioning as "a department of the PMO". "We are the...
  • CBI pressuring me to name Mamata in Saradha scam, claims Madan Mitra December 17, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal minister Madan Mitra, arrested in connection with the multi-crore rupee Saradha chit fund scam, on Tuesday accused the CBI of pressuring him to take the name of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in the scam even as a city court denied him bail and extended his custody till...
  • Saradha scam: Mamara Banerjee to protest in Delhi on Wednesday, BJP-TMC tussle intensifies December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The face-off between the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to intensify in the coming days as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has announced a protest in the national capital on Wednesday over her Cabinet colleague Madan Mitra's arrest by the Central Bureau...
  • Draped in black shawls, TMC MPs protest against 'misuse' of CBI by Centre December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The faceoff between the Trinamool Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party has intensified after the arrest of West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra over the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam. Draped in black shawls, TMC MPs on Monday staged a protest outside Parliament, accusing the Centre of misusing Central...
  • Live: Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day after uproar over the issue of alleged forced conversion December 15, 2014

    The last week of the winter session of Parliament witnesses a stormy start as Trinamool Congress MPs protest against the misuse of the Central Bureau of Investigation by the Centre. The remarks came after the CBI arrested West Bengal minister Madan Mitra in the multi-crore Saradha chit-fund scam. ...
  • Saradha scam: I dare PM Modi and BJP to arrest me, says Mamata Banerjee December 14, 2014

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee dared PM Narendra Modi and the BJP to arrest her. "The PM was photographed with the Sahara chief, should we arrest the PM then," questioned Mamata Banerjee. ...
  • Saradha scam: Madan Mitra calls his arrest a conspiracy to defame him and TMC December 14, 2014

    West Bengal Transport Minister and Trinmool Congress leader Madan Mitra on Saturday evening called his arrest by Central Bureau of Investigation in multi-crore chit fund scam a political conspiracy against him and his party by Centre. ...
  • Best officers chosen to probe Saradha scam: CBI chief December 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Newly-appointed CBI Director Anil Kumar Sinha on Saturday said the agency has deputed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) and the best officers from across India to probe the multi-crore rupee Saradha chit fund scam. "Our best officers across the nation have been chosen to probe the Saradha scam. We...