Assam: CBI registers two more cases in Saradha scam

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New Delhi, Dec 27: The CBI on Saturday registered two more cases against the Saradha group of companies in its investigation into the multi-crore-rupee chit fund scam.

CBI registers two more cases in Saradha scam
A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Crime Branch team registered these two cases in Kolkata against the Saradha group and its chairman and managing director Sudipta Sen on allegations of criminal breach of trust and cheating.

The cases were referred by Assam for CBI investigation, a CBI official said here. 

Meanwhile, West Bengal Transport and Sports Minister Madan Mitra, who was arrested in the multi-crore-rupee Saradha scam, is likely to be discharged from hospital on Saturday as tests done on him have not revealed anything significant, a hospital official said.

Arrested Dec 12 by the CBI for his alleged complicity in the scam, Mitra was admitted to the government-run SSKM Hospital after he complained of chest pain Dec 19, the day he was sent to judicial custody by a city court till Jan 2.

"He was admitted with problems related to cardiology, and tests done on him so far have not revealed anything significant. Therefore, the medical board has decided not keep him in the hospital any further," hospital director Pradip Mitra said.

If formalities are completed, he may be discharged Saturday itself, otherwise he will be released Monday, he said.

The medical board will review Mitra's health a week later.

Incidentally, the minister had on Friday claimed his chest pain was "still persisting".

IANS

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