Chitgate: CB seeks remand of Sudipta Sen

Bhubaneswar: To unravel the alleged fraudulent transactions of the Saradha group in Odisha, the Crime Branch has initiated the process to seek the remand of Saradha chit-fund kingpin Sudipta Sen and his close aide Debjani for interrogation.

ADG (Crime) BK Sharma said that the production warrant required for remand issued by Balasore court has been submitted before the Chief Judicial Magistrate at Salt Lake in Kolkata. The CB officials in this regard have also submitted an application to the authorities of Dum Dum jail where Sen has been currently put.

On May 20, the Saradha group CMD was taken to Dum Dum jail after 24 days in police custody.

The CB hopes to get the remand of Sen and Saradha group executive director Debjani Mukherjee in June once Kolkata police complete their interrogation.

Earlier on May 4, the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the CB had sealed the office of Saradha Group at Balasore in the presence of the Magistrate after seizing some documents.

The team also recovered hardware of the company’s several computers for verification, an official said.

Meanwhile, the EOW continued to record statements of the people who claimed to have invested in Saradha Group.

According to news reports, the documents seized revealed that Saradha group had collected Rs 2,100 crore from gullible investors across the country.