West Bengal government shielding Saradha accused: Rahul
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday attacked the West Bengal government and said it is saving those those in the Saradha Group Ponzi scamwhich hit the state last year.
"Big scams have hit West Bengal. You all have heard about Saradha scam. The government here has not done anything in the past two years. 20 lakh people have been affected by it. The SEBI and the Enforcement Directorate had told them to take action but the Mamata Banerjee-led government did not take any action," Gandhi said while addressing a rally in in Malda district.
"However, they say they are the government of the people.They are trying to save them (those involved in the scam)," he said.
The Saradha Group that went bust last year left lakhs of depositors in a fix.
Saradha Group Chairman and Managing Director Sudipta Sen is currently in jail.
Sen's wife Piyali Sen and his son Shubhojit were arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in Kolkata this week.
(Posted on 21-04-2014)