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Saradha: ED arrests Sudipta’s aide

A close associate of Saradha scam main accused Sudipta Sen was on Friday arrested by Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with its probe in the multi- crore ponzi scheme.

The agency, sources said, arrested 40-year-old Prashanto Naskar after few hours of interrogation at its Salt Lake office here.

"Naskar has been working as an agent of Saradha schemes in the Bishnupur area of the state for long. He was also active as a political muscleman in the area and had close connections with a TMC leader and strong links with Sen," a source said.

The ED, the sources said, found Naskar was allegedly in possession of a huge number of movable and immovable assets in Bishnupur area and used to extort money from depositors in lieu of getting them huge returns.

This is the fifth arrest by the central probe agency in this chit fund scam case, after it registered a criminal case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, apart from a similar probe by the CBI.
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