Chit fund scam: CBI interrogates PC Sorcar Jr
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday interrogated magician PC Sorcar Junior in connection with the scam of two chit fund companies. Sorcar, who had contested as a BJP candidate from Barasat Lok Sabha constituency in 2014, claimed while coming out from the CBI’s office at CGO Complex in Salt Lake that he was not at all involved in any scam. He claimed that he has extended all co-operation to the investigating officers to probe in to the scam. He said that he had revealed to them whatever limited he knew.
Sources said that Sorcar was the brand ambassador of two chit fund companies and he had taken money from them to be the ambassador, which is quite usual. Thus the investigating officers wanted to know
from him the details of the payment made to him and whether he had any direct involvement with their
chit fund business.
The magician had been interrogated for around three hours and he was asked to submit some documents as there was an allegation against him of taking Rs 7 crore. But Sorcar Jr had taken the money following an agreement with the Tower Group to become its brand ambassador.
He may be summoned again if necessary, said a CBI officer adding that preliminary investigation revealed that there was also an agreement of setting up a restaurant at Kolaghat and documents are required to verify into the allegations. It may be mentioned that CBI had taken up the cases to probe into scams of several chit fund companies following the order of the Supreme Court.
The central agency is probing into the scam of each of the chit fund companies one after another. A CBI officer said that some more influential people would be questioned if necessary in connection with the scam of Tower Group.