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AASU admits to accepting donation from Saradha group

The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) took Rs. 7.5 lakh as contribution from the Saradha group in 2010-11. This was told by AASU president Sankar Prasad Ray to a CBI team which searched his house on Thursday in connection with the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam. The CBI on Thursday had searched 14 locations in Assam.

Responding to questions by journalists at a press conference on Friday, the AASU president admitted, in the presence of its general secretary Tapan Kumar Gogoi and adviser Samujjal Kumar Bhattachariya, that the student body received the contribution in cheques and in instalments.

“We have to seek and accept contributions to run the organisations. We will extend full cooperation in the investigation. Nobody is above law,” he said.

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