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CBI registers 46 FIRs, TMC MP named in Saradha chit fund scam

After commencing probe in the over Rs 10,000-crore Saradha chit fund scam last month, the CBI on Wednesday registered 46 FIRs in Odisha and West Bengal.

The CBI’s seven-member Special Investigating Team (SIT), which started collecting documents pertaining to the cases from four states and other agencies last month, registered 43 FIRs in Odisha and 3 in West Bengal.

Meanwhile, as per a report, Rajya Sabha MP of Trinamool Congress Kunal Ghosh has been named in one of the FIRs filed in the case.
The SIT, headed by Joint Director Rajeev Singh, is also probing the role of market regulators like Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and RBI.

The team was formed in the wake of the Supreme Court order on a PIL asking CBI to probe the matter and directing the state police to cooperate with the central agency in the investigation.

Saradha Group’s chief Sudipta Sen was arrested by West Bengal Police in Kashmir last year. Kunal Kumar Ghosh, a Trinamool Congress MP, was also arrested on November 23 last year in connection with the scam. Ghosh was the media CEO of Saradha Group of Companies.

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