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ED freezes accounts of former WB DGP in Saradha scam

By IndianMandarins- 21 Nov 2022


Kolkata (21.11.2022): The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on November 19 launched a fresh probe into the Saradha chit fund scam and froze two accounts of former West Bengal DGP Rajat Majumdar (Retd. IPS:1971:WB) and the then vice-chairman of Saradha Group.
Majumdar was quizzed at the central agency’s Salt Lake office till late on Saturday night. Sleuths probing into the alleged scam recorded the statement of the former IPS officer. The decision of freezing Majumdar’s bank accounts was taken after interrogating Majumdar.
The ED’s action in the matter came a day after Calcutta High Court’s judge Abhijit Aganguly made a comment that he does not want the fate of this probe to be like that of the Saradha scam. In September 2014, the CBI had arrested Majumdar in connection with the agency’s ongoing probe into the Rs 2,000 crore scam.
In February next year, he was released on bail. Majumdar was also the ruling Trinamool Congress’s vice president when he was arrested. The central agency attached assets of the company worth over Rs 35 crore, which includes vehicles, buildings, flats, and bungalows in several districts across West Bengal.

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