Kashmir court allows taking chit fund accused to Bengal

Srinagar, April 24 (IANS) A Jammu and Kashmir court Wednesday gave the West Bengal police a four-day transit remand of Saradha Group chairman and managing director Sudipta Sen and two other accused in the multi-crore-rupee chit fund scam.

Ganderbal district Chief Judicial Magistrate Parvez Ahmed allowed Bengal investigators to take away Sen, Group director Debjani Mukherjee and Arvind Singh Chauhan, a senior functionary handling the Group’s affairs in Jharkhand.

“After the transit remand order by the court, the three accused are likely to be flown to Kolkata by the West Bengal investigators’ team today (Wednesday),” a police officer told IANS.

The three accused were detained Tuesday by Kashmir police in Sonamarg tourist resort in Ganderbal district after receiving information from Bengal investigators.

Chief Minister Omar Abdulah has also commented upon the arrest of the Bengal scam accused in Jammu and Kashmir.

Omar Wednesday posted on his micro-blog Twitter site: “Only if Sudipta Sen had known, the world knows which places a Bengali loves… Kashmir is one of them.”

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