ED gets scent of 1,000 Rose Valley bank accounts
After searching the premises of various offices of the group over the past few days, the Enforcement Directorate ( ED)has sought the details of bank accounts of the Rose Valley group. Search in various offices of the company continued till wee hours of Saturday from where the central agency has got information of over 1,000 bank accounts of the company.
Though no case has been registered against the group in West Bengal, ED officials claimed that complaints against the company are registered in Odisha, Assam and other north-eastern States.
The agency has started investigation against Rose Valley on the basis of a complaint received from Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), which has alleged that the company raised money under deposit-seeking schemes.
ED officials said after checking the transactions of the accounts summons may be issued to company officials. The ED has conducted searches at the office of the company at Barasat, Barrackpore Salt Lake and Raghunathpur over the past few days. The central agency has collected various documents in connection with the company.
Meanwhile, ED officials claimed that Rose Valley had collected more money than the Saradha Group. The ED officials have also questioned Debjani Mukherjee, managing director of the Saradha Group earlier this week.
Ms Mukherjee had told the officials that some transactions were recorded in a diary, which the State police has said that they have no clue about.
Case against agency
In another development, Saradha group MD Sudipta Sen has lodged a case against an ED official with Alipore police station. The complaint alleged that an ED official had asked him to sign “backdated documents” during investigation.