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Saradha chit fund scam: CBI conducts searches in Kolkata and Assam

A CBI team investigating at the Kopai Resort in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam at Ballavpur in Birbhum district recently.  

The CBI on Thursday carried out searches in seven locations in Kolkata in connection with the Saradha scam.

CBI officials quizzed Bapi Karim, the former PA of a Trinamool Congress Minister, and the former IPS officer, Deben Biswas.

Prominent businessmen including Sandhir Agarwal, who is in the custody of the CBI, his father Sajjan Agarwal, and another businessman Asif Khan were quizzed.

The CBI has extended the ambit of the scam probe to Odisha and Assam along with West Bengal. Among those arrested by the CBI is East Bengal Club official Debabrata Sarkar, whom Saradha group chairman Sudipta Sen has accused of taking money from him.

Special Correspondent reports from Guwahati:

In connection with the Saradha scam, CBI sleuths conducted searches in 12 locations in Guwahati, including the residence of former Assam Health and Education Minister and dissident Congress legislator Himanta Biswa Sarma; a private television news channel News Live, which is headed by his wife Riniki Bhuyan Sarma, residences of former minister Anjan Dutta, former DGP Shankar Barua and popular Assamese singer Sadananda Gogoi. The CBI also conducted searches at a biscuit factory of the Saradha group in lower Assam’s Dhubri district.

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