New Delhi, Aug 14 IANS | 3 months ago

The CBI conducted searches in 30 locations in the country, including the residence of a former minister, in connection with the Rs.10,000-crore Saradha chit fund scam, an official said Thursday.

Of the 30 locations, 22 were in Kolkata, four in Delhi, three in Guwahati and one was in Odisha.

"In the multi-crore-rupee chit fund scam, searches were conducted in 30 locations in Kolkata, Delhi, Guwahati and Odisha, including at the residence of former Congress minister Matang Singh, among others," an official said.

"During searches, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) seized several incriminating documents relating to various business transactions with the concerned companies," the official said.

He said scrutiny of the seized documents was likely to provide important clues for further action in the cases.

A search was also conducted at the residence of Saradha group chief managing director Sudipto Sen.

The CBI has till now registered 48 cases, including four in West Bengal and 44 in Odisha, in the alleged chit fund scam on the directions of the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court had handed over the Saradha chit fund scam case to the CBI in May and asked state governments to provide all logistical help to the agency.

(Posted on 14-08-2014)

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