A man, who was in-charge of the scam-tainted Saradha Group chit fund company in North Bengal and Malda district, and his wife were arrested by police on a complaint that they siphoned off money taken from depositors.

The police on Friday said Debashis Deb Sharma, 50, and his wife Manasi Deb Sharma were arrested on Thursday night based on a complaint lodged by Ashraful Sheikh at the Chanchal Police Station.

Malda SP Kalyan Mukherjee said that the duo was on Friday produced in the Chanchal Sub-Divisional Court, which remanded them in 10 days’ police custody.