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Saradha scam: Role of some more politicians under CBI lens

Role of some more prominent political leaders from West Bengal in the Saradha scam are under the scanner of CBI which is now focusing on calculating losses incurred to investors. CBI sources said the probe so far has indicated alleged collusion of powerful politicians to swindle hard earned money of thousands of poor people who had invested in the ponzi schemes like Saradha scam.

The sources said role of a Bollywood actor, who was allegedly promoting the scheme, is also under the scanner and the agency may call him for examination in connection with the scam. They said his relations with promoters of Saradha group need to be clarified. They said as of now the agency has clubbed together hundreds of FIRs registered by West Bengal Police in three cases but more cases would be registered which may include some ‘big names’ from the state political set-up.

Refusing to share details of politicians and businessmen, the sources said, as of now focus is to ascertain losses incurred to thousands of investors whose savings for life were swindled through ponzi schemes. CBI has taken over this case after Supreme Court directed the agency to probe multi-crore chit fund scams in West Bengal, Odisha and Assam in which various companies, including Saradha, are allegedly involved.
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