Left sniffs conspiracy behind Saradha chief’s letter to CBI

Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) The Left Front Wednesday claimed Saradha Group chief Sudipta Sen’s letter to the CBI indicting several high profile political leaders in the chit fund scam was a “fixing, aimed at protecting vested interests”.

“The letter is a got-up game. It has been written intentionally, mentioning several political leaders including the Trinamool Congress and the Congress. We have reasons to believe that there is a serious conspiracy behind this letter,” leader of opposition Surjya Kanta Mishra said.

Sen, in an 18-page letter to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), written April 6, accused 22 people of using him for making money.

Apart from alleging that two Trinamool MPs blackmailed him and exploited his companies, he claimed that the party forced him to buy loss-making companies.

He has also indicted several Congress leaders in the central government, and claimed that he was being forced to commit suicide because of the critical condition of his business.

After being arrested Tuesday along with two of his aides in Jammu and Kashmir, Sen is being brought back to West Bengal.

The Communist Party of India-Marxist leader claimed Sen’s arrest too was a “got-up game”.

“Like we have always maintained, there has been a sinister understanding between the company and the Trinamool and Sen’s arrest is a sham,” Mishra said, claiming that the whole arrest was staged so that both the ruling party and the criminal could “protect each other”.

Observing that Sen’s arrest was an attempt by the Mamata Banerjee government to keep things under its control, the Marxist demanded that the matter be probed by central agencies including the CBI and the Securities and Exchange Board of India.

“This government first allowed Sen to abscond and now they have arrested him because they want to prevent the truth from coming out. There are many truths that need to be revealed. There is an immediate need to probe the matter by central agencies,” Mishra said.

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