Bengal chit fund: Now, Shah Rukh Khan's company under scanner?

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Chit fund: SRK's firm under scanner
Kolkata, Sept 29: Is Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's firm also under the shadow of chit fund scam? According to a report published in Bengali daily Bartaman on Monday, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has alleged that the amount of funds transferred between Khan's organisation Red Chillies and the Rose Valley were more than what was mentioned in the deal that was inked between them.

[However, one should take note of the fact that it is a process of investigation and doesn't mean that Bollywood star's company is having any illegal connection with the organisation under scanner].

The ED is trying to get details of the funds that changed hands illegally, the report said. It was also said that an influential person was involved in the entire process.

The investigators are trying to find if there were other ways in which the Rose Valley authorities tried to get favour from the actor apart from the agreement, the report said. The ED has already come to know that Khan had campaigned for Rose Valley's hotel business, the report said, adding that Red Chillies officials are being called up for further probe. Even Khan could be called up by ED officials, it was said.

Top officials of neither Rose Valley nor the Kolkata Knight Riders (the Indian Premier League team in which the Red Chillies has a substantial stake) could be contacted for their reaction, the report added.

The ED is also suspecting whether Rose Valley's funds have been transferred abroad through the KKR, said the report.

A massive scam surfaced in West Bengal last year when the Saradha Group's Ponzi scheme went bust, robbing several commoners of their lifelong savings. Ever since, a number of embezzlement charges have plagued the socio-political space in Bengal and some other states in eastern India.

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