Saradha scam: Assets worth Rs 500 crore seized till date

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Kolkata, Dec 22: The Central Bureau of Investigation may have its final report on the Saradha Scam ready by the end of January 2016 and the agency is expected to blow the lid of several top shots in West Bengal who were involved in this scandal running into Rs 2,500 crore.

There have been several dealings which have been under hand and misses the naked eye, a CBI official said while adding that so far the assets seized in connection with this case runs up Rs 500 crore.


The CBI and the Enforcement Directorate are working overtime to prepare the final report in this case and then submit it to the Supreme Court. The assets seized includes bank accounts of various big-wigs in the state.

We will name all these persons in the report and then submit the same to the Supreme Court, the CBI official added.

Money laundering:

While the final report is expected to be submitted by January, the probe into the money laundering is expected to continue. Out of the Rs 2,500 crore that has been siphoned off by the Saradha group, a large part of this money has been laundered abroad, the investigating officer says.

The trail has led up to various countries and it was found that some 200 odd bogus companies were used to launder this money abroad. It is hard to find the trail, but with international cooperation, we would be able to get some clarity on the same.

The Enforcement Directorate too has its task cut out. The ED has played a major role in seizing assets and on Monday alone the agency attached moveable and immoveable property to the tune of Rs 150 crore. The assets that were attached on Monday do not belong to Sudipta Sen, the mastermind of the scam, but to various others who were close to him or involved in this scam, the ED says.

The assets that were seized belonged to various persons including former union minister Matang Sinh and his wife. Assets belonging to noted artists Shuvaprasanna too were seized by the ED.

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