Saradha boss, aides get 14-day police custody
Amid protests by opposition activists, chit fund-funded Saradha Group chairman and managing director Sudipta Sen and his two aides were produced in a court and were remanded in 14 days of police custody.
Sen, group executive director Debjani Mukherjee and another senior company official Arvind Singh Chauhan, were presented at the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate’s court at Bidhannagar in North 24 Parganas district under tight security, with Rapid Action Force Personnel deployed in large numbers. The prosecution asked for a 14-day remand, which was granted by magistrate A H M Rahman.
“Police said they need him in custody as lot of things were involved, lot of recoveries have to be made. The learned judge granted the prayer,” said a counsel for Sen. Earlier, a number of activists of the Indian Youth Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party carrying party flags and placards shouted slogans against Sen outside the court premises.
The activists demanded exemplary punishment for Sen and accused the state Mamata Banerjee government of being hand in glove with the Saradha Group. They also sought steps against some Trinamool Congress MPs alleging that their names had figured in the scandal.