Saradha scam: Kunal Ghosh arrested

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Kolkata, Nov 23: Suspended Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Kunal Ghosh was arrested by the Bidhannagar Police on Saturday in connection to the Saradha scam that had rocked West Bengal earlier this year.

On Friday, speaking to 24 Ghanta, a Bengali news channel, Ghosh said the state government under Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee knew everything about the scam and didn't bother to take up the issue. He also feared an arrest. Charges were levelled against him under Sections 120(B), 406 and 420 of the Indian Penal Code, probe personnel Arnab Ghosh said, adding that they have enough evidence against Ghosh's involvement in the scam.

Several people lost their lifelong savings after the Ponzi scheme went bust earlier this. Owner of Saradha Group Sudipta Sen was arrested along with two of his assistants from Jammu and Kashmir state and is in jail.

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