CBI to summon LF minister for son's role in helping Rose Valley buy land in Rajarhat
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) would summon a minister of the erstwhile Left Front regime in connection with the Rose Valley Group chit fund scam after knowing that his son's company had acted as a mediator to help the group buy a huge plot in Rajarhat from farmers.
Sources said that Gautam Kundu, Rose Valley Group chief, had bought 140 cottah of land in Rajarhat from farmers through the company owned by the son of the Left leader in 2010.
The company had bought the land at much cheaper price and sold it to Rose Valley group at a premium making a huge profit.
There was a water body in a major portion of the 140 cottah land and the leader had even helped the Rose Valley group to change the nature of the plot by converting it to a plain land.
Meanwhile, the CBI also summoned the principal of St Xavier's College Father
Felix Raj to get detailed information on transaction of Rs 71 lakh that was allegedly given for the admission of Rose Valley Group chief Gautam Kundu's son.
The transaction of money came to light when CBI officers initiated their probe to ascertain the money trail of the Rose Valley Group that had collected crores of rupees from common people through different chit fund schemes.
Father Felix Raj went to the CBI's office at Salt Lake's CGO complex on Thursday afternoon and had an interaction with the CBI officers for around two and a half hours.
Sources said Kundu had given a donation to the tune of Rs 71 lakh for admission of his son.
It is learnt that the CBI officers asked the principal of the college whether Kundu had made any other donation.
The central investigating agency also came to know about a renowned Tollywood actress, who was allegedly in close contact with Kundu.
Sources in CBI said that the investigating officer came to know about the Tollywood actress after going through different documents seized from Kundu's office.
She may be summoned in the next week. CBI would question the actress about the investment of Kundu for making of different films and about others in the industry who also allegedly "received benefits" from the group. She had also accompanied Kundu in some of the foreign trips and was well aware of the functioning of the group's film production and entertainment section.