Saradha Chit Fund: How Mamata aide Kunal Ghosh defends self

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Kolkata, Apri 27: One of Mamata Banerjee's close aides Kunal Ghosh on Friday, April 26 sent a letter to West Bengal Chief Minister offering his resignation in connection with Rs 17,000 crore Saradha Group Chit Fund fiasco. Overruling all allegations against him, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP claimed he was not aware of the scam following which many people in the state and in neighbouring states lost their heard earned money.

In a six page letter, which has been posted on TMC website, Kunal Ghosh wrote, "Barring the media arm, I was in no way connected with the other businesses of the Saradha Group. I have not attended a single seminar, meeting or representative meets of any other businesses. There was no question of me giving advice or proposals to people connected with those businesses."

"My job mainly revolved around the editorial part of the operations. I did not have responsibility to look after the finance or accounts departments, neither did I have the authority to sign cheques or to authorise payments," Ghosh added.

Kunal Ghosh was associated with the media wing of Saradha Group and the main accused of the scam -- Sudipta Sen has accused him of blackmailing him. Ghosh allegedly had taken money from Sen.

Refusing such allegations against him, Ghosh wrote, "I have never asked for extra money (apart from my salary) from Sudipta Sen. This is against my principles."

Sudipta Sen along with his two other close aides had fled from Kolkata, however, they were arrested in Jammu Kashmir. Later they were brought back to Kolkata where they have been sent to police custody.

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