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Saradha scam shocker: Mamata Banerjee's aide, TMC MP's link with terror group SIMI, Jamat exposed

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    Kolkata, Sept 12: In a shocking twist in Saradha scam case, it has been alleged that money from the chief of the Saradha Group -- Sudipto Sen was collected by a Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP -- Ahmed Hasaan Imran.

    [Read: Was accused TMC MP responsible for 2013 riots in Bengal?]

    [Read: Mamata cites Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar to defend her party in Saradha scam]

    West Bengal BJP leaders on Thursday, Sept 11 held a press conference in Kolkata. The BJP leaders irked an old controversy after accusing Imran of sending huge amount of money to banned terror outfit in India -- SIMI and Islamist outfit in Bangladesh -- Jamaat-e-Islami.

    Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee had faced tremendous criticism over her decision of electing Imran as the Rajya Sabha MP. Media reports had claimed that Imran had direct connection with terror group. Now, BJP's latest allegations cornered Mamata government in West Bengal.

    Imran allegedly had siphoned off money to the banned Islamic fundamentalists in Bangladesh with Sudipto Sen's help.

    The Indian currency was then secretly converted to Bangladeshi Taka

    Media reports took information from sensation report of investigating agencies -- Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED).

    According to sources, many departments of Home Ministry were aware of Imran's alleged link with banned terror group SIMI (Students Islamic Movement of India).

    The CBI and ED reportedly had learnt that the funds collected from the public, through Saradha's chit fund schemes, were centrally deposited at the group's offices in Salt Lake in Kolkata. After being accounted for, hundreds of crores were transported to various centres close to the Indo-Bangladesh border, informed media reports.

    The cash was put in huge bags and taken by ambulances belonging to the Saradha group. The Indian currency was then secretly converted to Bangladeshi Taka and European currencies at a "Foreign Currency Convertor Centre", belonging to a man from Kolkata, added The New Indian Express report.

    The daily report also stated that armed couriers of radical Islamic outfits would then smuggle the converted currency across the border, under the cover of darkness.

    Former Special Director, Intelligence Bureau, Dhanesh Chandra Nath was quoted as saying, "We all know who this man is. It is unfortunate that West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee sent Ahmed Hassan, alias Imran, to the Rajya Sabha, despite knowing his antecedents."

    Continuing his statement, he also added, "When SIMI was banned in 2001, Mamata was a Union Minister and she should have known about its leader's activities in the state. What is of serious concern to us is the planned infiltration of the known subversive elements, into the most sacred and highest corridors of power."

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