Kolkata: The CBI has filed its first chargesheet in the Saradha Chit fund scam at the city sessions court in Kolkata.
Saradha group chairman Sudipta Sen, his close associate Debjani Mukherjee and suspended TMC MP Kunal Ghosh have been chargesheeted. The custodial trial of all the three accused is likely to begin soon.
The CBI is calling this a preliminary chargesheet since it is likely to file a supplementary chargesheet on the case later. The three accused have been charged under sections 409, 420 and 120b of IPC and under sections 4 and 6 of Prize Chits and Money Laundering Banning Act, 1978.
Apart from Sudipta, Debjani and Kunal, five companies owned by the trio have also been implicated in the conspiracy. These companies are Saradha Tours and Travels, Saradha Constructions, Saradha Gardens and Saradha Realty and Kunal-owned Strategy Media Limited. Trial of the three accused will start on October 28.