February 7, 2015 12:10:25 pm
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued fresh summons to Trinamool Congress MP Arpita Ghosh and two aides of former Union minister Matang Sinh in connection with its money laundering probe in the Saradha chit fund case.
The agency also froze three prime properties worth over Rs 90 crore of Sinh in Delhi in connection with its probe in the Saradha scam for alleged violation of money laundering law. The action of ED came late evening. The three flats– two in posh localities here and an entire apartment building in Noida in which he purportedly owns multiple flats– are estimated to be over Rs 90 crore.
The sources said one of the flats is in Doctor Lane in Gol Market area which is a stone’s throw from Connaught Place. They said these properties will soon be attached for alleged violation of PMLA.
The agency has earlier issued similar orders against the former Union minister for his immovable properties in Assam and West Bengal.
Meanwhile, officials said Balurghat MP Ghosh has been summoned to appear on February 13, while Sinh’s aides Khyati Sadana and Rupendranath Singh too have been called in the next week.
“The statements of all the accused will be recorded next week under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). While Sadana is Sinh’s aide and first assistant, Singh is a director in a firm owned by the Congress leader,” a source said.
This is the second time that Ghosh has been summoned in the case by the central probe agency. She has been associated with the Saradha media arm ‘Ekhon Samay’ and herself filed a case against the defunct group owned by Sudipta Sen for alleged mismanagement of payment of salaries.
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