Assam government to take action against Saradha group.

assam govtNew Delhi: Assam government was the first to take action against Saradha group chit Fund Company and recommended CBI probe into the scam, Assam CM Tarun Gogoi said.

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi told that “Government of Assam is the first where we initiated action more than one year before. Not only that we have referred that case to CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation). CBI will take their action. We are the first, till no government has referred (the case) to the CBI.”

He also said that the state government has referred about 15 companies to the CBI and as many as 150 bank accounts have been freezed amounting to around Rs 40 crore.

“We are referring 15 companies, not only one company. In fact I tell you 150 bank accounts … to stop the release. Their Rs 40 crore freezed also,” Gogoi said.

Saradha group companies, which operate in West Bengal and adjoining eastern states, are accused of duping thousands of investors’ money in Bengal.

Chairman Sudipto Sen along with two others, Debjani Mukherjee and Arvind Singh Chauhan, are presently in police custody. Assam had ordered a CID investigation into operations of chit funds two years back.

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