Kolkata: Former Trinamool Congress leader Asif Khan who had lashed out at a section of the party leadership and accused them of being involved in the Saradha chitfund scam, was today arrested for his alleged involvement in a cheating case.
"We have arrested Asif Khan from his Tiljala residence this evening in connection with a cheating case in a land deal in the Rajarhat-New Town area. He will be produced before a court at Barasat tomorrow," said Deputy Commissioner, detective department, Bidhannagar police commissionarate, Kankar Prasad Barui.
Khan was a member of the Trinamool Congress till last month, but quit the party accusing a section of its leadership of being involved in the Saradha chitfund scam.
The special crime branch of CBI had also grilled Asif Khan, who was the editor of a Bengali daily 'Aajker Kalom', in connection with the Saradha scam.