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Mamata trying to save those involved in Saradha scam: Kunal

April 29, 2014 15:52 IST

Mamata trying to save those involved in Saradha scam: Kunal

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As Trinamool Congress faced the heat on the Saradha multi-crore scam, Rajya Sabha MP Kunal Ghosh, who was arrested in the case, today alleged that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was trying to save the culprits.

"The Chief Minister is trying to save those involved in the Saradha scam," Ghosh, who was suspended by the TMC, said outside the Salt Lake SDJM court lockup before being produced in connection with one of the several cases pending against him.

He also claimed that state transport minister Madan Mitra should have been summoned in connection with the scam.

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Image: Kunal Ghosh arrives at the Bidhannagar South police station in Kolkata on Friday, November 22, 2013.
Photographs: Dipak Chakraborty/Rediff.com

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On the controversy over a painting of Banerjee being allegedly bought by Saradha Group chief Sudipta Sen, Ghosh said, "He (Sudipta) is changing his position on the issue."

"I had a chance to meet him in lockup during the hearing of a case and had asked him about the paintings, which became an election issue.

“But what he had told me is different from his statement yesterday," Ghosh claimed, adding that he would not ‘disclose’ anything at this stage.

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Image: Sudipta Sen (Inset)


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Sen on Monday told newspersons when being produced before the Justice Shyamal Sen Commission of Enquiry into the scam that he had not bought any painting of the chief minister.

Sen was asked whether he had bought a painting by the chief minister for Rs 1.8 crore (Rs 18 million).

Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi had alleged that a painting by the Trinamool Congress supremo had sold for a staggering Rs 1.8 crore and asked who had bought her painting for such a huge amount.

Ghosh, who was also the chief executive officer of Saradha Group's media arm, was arrested on November 23 last by Bidhannagar Police.

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Image: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Photographs: Reuters

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