Saradha Group Chairman Sudipta Sen, accused of duping thousands of investors, has been sent to the custody of Kolkata police till June 11 by a local court.
Mr. Sen’s associate Debjani Mukhopadhyay has also been sent to Kolkata police custody till June 11 by the court.
“The police custody is on the basis of a case filed against them in Lake police station by an agent for duping the agent and the investors of their money,” Joint CP (Crime) Pallab Kanti Ghosh told reporters in Kolkata.
Mr. Ghosh said that a total of seven cases have been filed against the Saradha Group in various police stations under the jurisdiction of the Kolkata police.
Asked whether the Kolkata police will seek custody in each and every case, Mr. Ghosh said: “We are investigating all the cases. We will look into every aspect.”
On Tuesday, Mr. Sen, Mr. Mukhopadhyay and another official of the company were sent to judicial custody till June 3 in cases related to cheating by a court at Baruipur in South 24 Parganas district.
Meanwhile, the Bidhangar police on Wednesday questioned Matan Singh, the person who has been named by Mr. Sen in his letter to CBI.
Mr. Singh, however, after coming out of the interrogation room claimed that he was in Kolkata to cooperate with the police.