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Suspended TMC MP arrested in Kolkata

In a major breakthrough, Group CEO of Saradha and suspended Rajya Sabha MP of Trinamool Congress Kunal Ghosh was arrested in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam case on Saturday evening.

Speaking to Millennium Post over the phone, Commissioner of Bidhannagar Police Commissionerate, Rajiv Kumar, confirmed his arrest. He said, ‘He was arrested under section 120B and 420 of the Indian Penal Code under case number 34 registered by the Electronic Complex police station’.

The arrest was made after a thorough investigation done by Commissionerate officers under the leadership of deputy commissioner of police (Detective Department), Arnab Ghosh, against whom Kunal lodged a complaint on Saturday afternoon at South Bidhannagar police station for unnecessarily harassing him.

While addressing media persons, the deputy commissioner of police (Detective Department) claimed they have specific evidences that he along with Saradha chairman Sudipta Sen played an equal role in the misdeed. ‘They are part of a conspiracy and further investigation is going on. He is in our custody and tomorrow he will be produced in a local court,’ he said.

The development came few hours after Kunal, who claimed to have been summoned for questioning for eleven times so far, had lodged a complaint against the DCP (Detective Department) for harassing him in connection with the Saradha scam.

Soon after lodging the complaint against Arnab Ghosh, Kunal said, ‘He is blackmailing me. He is asking me to share all details about Saradha. But I am only aware of Saradha’s media business, which I have already shared with the police. He is threatening to arrest me now’.

Kunal had invited trouble when he spoke against West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday in the same connection. ‘I want a CBI probe. I have already written to our prime minister and requesting him to order a CBI probe. Unless there is CBI probe the truth will not come out,’ he said on Friday apprehending his arrest. Due to the Saradha Group chit fund scam there was an estimated loss of more RS 250 billion to over 2 million depositors. The West Bengal government set up an inquiry commission to investigate the scam. 
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