CBI on Wednesday arrested estranged wife of ex-Union Minister Matang Sinh and former journalist, Manoranjana Sinh, along with Santanu Ghosh, a businessman, in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam.
The agency arrested Manoranjana for allegedly taking money from Saradha group chairman <g data-gr-id="19">Sudipto</g> Sen by threatening him. CBI sources said she has been accused of misappropriation of funds, cheating and criminal conspiracy.
<g data-gr-id="18">Matang</g> is already under judicial custody in connection with the scam. The agency has also arrested Kolkata-based entrepreneur Ghosh, co-founder of the now-defunct Xenitis Group, in connection with the scam. Last year, the Enforcement Directorate had arrested Ghosh who faced money laundering allegations related to the scam.
<g data-gr-id="21">Alleged</g> mastermind of the scam, Shantanu Sen has claimed that Ghosh had pressurised him to purchase his automobile company which had “huge <g data-gr-id="23">liabilties</g>”. CBI spokesperson Devpreet Singh said both the arrested accused will be produced in Alipore court here on Thursday.