Painter Suvaprasanna’s picture used to lure chit fund investors

Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) Painter Suvaprasanna found himself embroiled in the chit fund muddle after reports that the defrauding company used his picture to dupe investors. The artist has denied any links with the company.

Scores of investors and agents of Saradha Group protested outside the city police headquarters with pictures of the painter with one of the company’s top officials.

“Suvaprasanna is a close aide of (West Bengal) Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the company officials used this picture to show that the company was in the good books of the ruling Trinamool Congress,” said an agent.

Several investors claimed that the company agents would show them the picture to instill confidence about the company’s credentials, which ultimately made them invest in the group.

Rubbishing claims that he was close to Saradha Group officials, Suvaprasanna said that the picture was morphed and he never met any officials of the group.

“Anybody with some knowledge about pictures would know that it is morphed. My photo has been superimposed,” said Suvaprasanna.

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