Bengal chit fund promoter arrested in Kashmir (Lead, changing dateline)

Srinagar/Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Sudipto Sen, the promoter of the chit fund funded by the Saradha Group, was arrested from Sonmarg in Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday with two of his associates, police said.

“Based on information provided by the West Bengal Police, three people were detained by us from the Sonamarg tourist resort in Ganderbal district today (Tuesday),” a senior Jammu and Kashmir Police officer told IANS.

“The three detained people were brought down to Ganderbal district headquarters where an officer of the West Bengal Police who came here today (Tuesday) identified them as the main accused and two other people involved in the West Bengal chit fund scam,” the officer said.

The other two have ben identified as Debjani Mukhopadhya and Arvind Singh Chauhan.

Police sources said a larger team of other senior West Bengal Police officers investigating the scam is arriving here Wednesday to take custody of the arrested accused.

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