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CBI registers two fresh cases against Saradha chief for fraud in Assam

New Delhi: The CBI today registered two fresh cases against Sudipta Sen, chairman of Saradha group, in connection with alleged cheating of investors in Assam by the company.

CBI sources said the cases of alleged cheating and criminal breach of trust have been registered by the Special Investigation Team of the agency headed by joint director Rajiv Singh.

 CBI registers two fresh cases against Saradha chief for fraud in Assam

Saradha group chairman Sudipta Sen, PTI

The agency has received a reference from the Assam government to probe alleged duping of investors in the state by Saradha and its group companies by offering lucrative interest on their savings, the sources said.

With this, there are total of six cases against Saradha and its group companies in which Sen, and other senior office
bearers of the company besides Trinamool MP Kunal Ghosh, Srinjoy Bose and State Transport Minister Minister Madan Mitra
have been named as accused.

The agency, which had concentrated its probe on the investors of West Bengal and Odisha, has now extended its to investigation to Assam. The agency had arrested some important personalities from Assam including singer Sadananda Gogoi for
being part of Saradha group.

It is alleged that Gogoi had taken Rs 4 lakhs to make a documentary on Sudipta Sen's factory in Assam. It is also alleged that he introduced Sen to many influential people of the state including politicians and bureaucrats.

PTI

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Updated Date: Dec 27, 2014 18:12:45 IST

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