Saradha scam: CBI now looks for larger conspiracy

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Kolkata, Feb 1: The Central Bureau of Investigation has on its radar outgoing Police Commissioner of Kolkata Surajit Kar Purakayastha in connection with the Saradha scam.

The CBI which already has a questionnaire prepared for him is expected to question him to find out if he was part of the publicity programmes of the Saradha group out of his own will or was he following orders from the top.

Saradha scam: Kolkata PC on CBI radar

The name of Purakayastha figured first in a report of the Serious Frauds Investigation Office (SFIO). However the SFIO had also stated that there was no evidence to frame charges against him. The questionnaire is ready and we will put the same before him soon, a CBI officer informed OneIndia.

Larger conspiracy

The SFIO in its report had a section dedicated to abetment and criminal conspiracy. It had stated that several influential persons in the West Bengal administration had played a key role in the scam. Further the SFIO also relied on the version given to them by suspended Trinamool Congress leader Kunal Ghosh.

Ghosh had taken the names of several persons and said that they had directly and indirectly helped the group. Further photographs of former West Bengal Minister Madan Mitra and Purakayastha at Saradha events were also produced before the SFIO.

The SFIO which making a mention of these names said the CBI would have to look further into this matter. The CBI is probing the larger criminal conspiracy in the case and hence it is for this agency to probe further, the SFIO report also stated.

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