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Saradha scam: Salaries paid from CM relief fund, says CBI | CBI claims in Supreme Court – Salary in scam-bound company is distributed from CM Relief Fund

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The Saradha chit fund scam is estimated to be up to Rs 2,460 crore. It was initially investigated by IPS Rajiv Kumar (right). -File photo.

Before the elections in West Bengal, the troubles of CM Mamta Banerjee have increased. The CBI has said in the Supreme Court that the salary of the Chief Minister Relief Fund (CM Relief Fund) in Bengal was paid to the employees of Tara TV who were involved in the scam. Funds of employees’ salary were withdrawn from this fund for 23 months. This is the first case of giving salary to the employees of a private company from government funds.

The CBI told the court that between May 2013 to April 2015, 27 lakh rupees were given from CM Relief Fund for the salary of Tara TV employees. During this period, Tara TV Employees Welfare Association was paid Rs 6.21 crore. Further investigation is going on in this case.

What did CBI say in court?

  • The CBI said that the Kolkata High Court had asked the employees to pay salary from the company’s fund, but the Bengal government gave the CM Relief Fund money.
  • Funds are donated by the public for disaster and other emergencies in CM Relief Fund. It was used for salary.
  • Information was sought from the Chief Secretary of West Bengal for further investigation in this matter, but the state government provided only half-finished documents.

Demand for the arrest of former Kolkata Police Chief
The CBI also demanded the arrest of Rajiv Kumar, a close aide of Mamta and former Kolkata Police Commissioner. Rajiv Kumar got bail from the court in October last year. Now the CBI has said in the court that Rajiv Kumar is not cooperating in the investigation, so his arrest is necessary.

Rajiv Kumar did the initial investigation into the scam
Rajiv Kumar was involved in the SIT set up by the West Bengal government for the initial investigation into the Saradha chit fund scam. In 2014, the Supreme Court handed over investigations into the Saradha scam along with other chit fund cases to the CBI.

Many TMC leaders are caught in Sharda scam
Many TMC leaders, including Saradha chit fund directors Sudipta Sen, Debjani Mukherjee, are caught in the scam. The CBI says that Rajiv Kumar tried to save the top TMC leaders and directors of Sharda Chit Funds. For this, he manipulated the call record data and erased the evidence.

Sarada chit fund scam worth 2460 crores
The Saradha Chitfund Group ran a number of fake schemes in West Bengal, allegedly fraudulently killing millions. According to reports, four companies of Sharda Group were used to make money through three schemes. These three schemes were fixed deposits, recurring deposits and monthly income deposits.

The scam is estimated to be up to Rs 2,460 crore. When it was revealed in 2013, crores of people were drowned. Promoter Sudipta Sen was arrested in the same year. The investigation report of the West Bengal Police and Enforcement Directorate (ED) has also revealed that 80 percent of depositors’ money is yet to be paid.

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