Free Press Journal
  • Saradha Chit Fund Scam : SC restrains ED from taking coercive action against P. Chidambaram’s wife Nalini

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today restrained the Enforcement Directorate from taking any coercive action against Nalini Chidambaram, wife of former Union minister P Chidambaram, in a case related to Saradha chit fund scam. A bench of justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan also issued notice to the ED on her plea challenging the dismissal of her petition by the Madras High Court against ED summons in the case.

  • Insecure Mamata Banerjee at her theatrical best

    It is not difficult to rationalise what was brewing in the mind of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee when she decided to spend the whole of Thursday at the State secretariat in a protesting mood. Her accusation that the Centre was trying to intimidate the State by stationing Army trucks on national highways and at toll plazas and her raising the spectre of a “civil war” sounded utterly implausible. That Mamata

  • BJP attacks Mamata, calls her ‘Queen of Saradha’

    New Delhi : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday hit back at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her criticism of the demonetisation move, describing her as “Queen of Saradha”, referring to the multi-crore rupee Saradha chit fund scam.

  • Demonetisation effect: BJP attacks Mamata calls her Queen of Saradha

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday hit back at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her criticism of the demonetisation move, describing her as “Queen of Saradha”, referring to the multi-crore rupee Saradha chit fund scam.

  • Saradha scam: Kunal Ghosh granted interim bail

    Kolkata: Suspended Trinamool Congress (TMC) lawmaker Kunal Ghosh, an accused in the Saradha chit-fund scam, was on Wednesday granted interim bail against a bail bond of Rs. two lakh by the Kolkata High Court.

  • Saradha scam: SC declines to entertain plea of ex-Union Min

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today refused to entertain the bail plea of former Union Minister Matang Sinh, arrested in connection with the multi-crore rupee Saradha chit fund scam case, and asked him to approach Calcutta High Court.

  • Saradha chit fund scam: CBI sends notice to TMC MP

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday sent a notice to Trinamool Congress MP Vivek Gupta in connection with the Saradha chit-fund scam.

  • Sitaram Yechury

    Match-fixing between BJP, Trinamool over Saradha: Yechury

    Kolkata: CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Saturday said there was “match-fixing” between the BJP and the Trinamool Congress over the CBI probe into the multi-crore-rupee Saradha scam. “Match-fixing is going on between the BJP and the Trinamool Congress.

  • Saradha Scam: Madan Mitra’s judicial custody extended till Dec 31

    Kolkata: The judicial custody of Trinamool Congress leader and former West Bengal minister Madan Mitra, an accused in the Saradha chit fund scam, was today extended by a city court by another 14 days till December 31. Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Sougata Roy Chowdhury passed the order after Mitra’s counsel did not press for bail but requested that he be treated as a Division-I prisoner besides being extended all necessary medical assistance as

  • Saradha Scam: Madan Mitra's judicial remand extended

    Kolkata: A city court today extended the judicial custody of former West Bengal minister and Trinamool Congress leader Madan Mitra, an accused in the Saradha chit fund scam, by another 14 days till December 17. Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Sougata Roy Chowdhury remanded Mitra, who was present in the court room, to 14 days” judicial custody.

  • Madan Mitra

    Saradha scam: Court defers minister’s bail cancellation hearing

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court today deferred by a day the hearing of the CBI’s plea for cancellation of bail granted to West Bengal Transport Minister and Saradha scam accused Madan Mitra. A division bench of Justice Nishita Mhatre and Tapas Mukherjee adjourned the hearing till Wednesday after Mitra’s counsel failed to file an affidavit opposing the prosecution plea for cancellation of the bail.

  • No bail till CBI probe over: SC to Matang

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Friday declined to grant bail to former union minister Matang Sinh, one of the accused in Saradha chit-fund scam, saying he will have to wait till the CBI investigation into the case gets over.  Declining bail to Sinh, the apex court bench comprising Justice T.S. Thakur and Justice V. Gopala Gowda said he could make a fresh plea for bail after investigation on his involvement was

  • Madan Mitra

    Saradha scam: Madan Mitra to be kept in house confinement

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court today directed that West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra, an accused in the multi-crore Saradha chitfund scam, will remain in house confinement under police surveillance till disposal of a CBI plea for cancellation of his bail. Observing that Mitra is a Cabinet minister and has the power to influence witnesses if allowed to remain free, a division bench of justices Joymalyo Bagchi and Mir Dara Sheko directed that

  • CBI conducts searches at 58 locations in Chit Fund scam

    New Delhi: CBI today carried out searches at 58 locations across the country in connection with multi-crore chit fund scam of West Bengal. The searches were conducted at 29 places in West Bengal, 12 in Uttar Pradesh, 11 in Delhi, three in Assam, two in Maharashtra and one in Jharkhand, agency sources said here today.

  • sudipta sen

    Saradha Scam: CBI files charge sheet against Sudipta Sen

    New Delhi: CBI today filed its charge sheet against Saradha group chairman Sudipta Sen and his two companies for alleged cheating. CBI spokesperson said charge sheet has been filed in Additional Chief Magistrate Court in Alipore, Kolkata. She said the charge sheet has been filed against Sen and Saradha Construction Company Limited and Saradha Realty India Limited under charges of cheating.

  • Madan Mitra

    Madan Mitra’s bail to be sought from CJM’s court

    Kolkata: The lawyers of West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra, who was arrested in connection with the Saradha chit-fund scam, today withdrew the minister’s bail application from the Calcutta High Court. His lawyers said they would instead seek bail from the CJM’s court, Alipore. On February 11, the Alipore District and Sessions judge had rejected Mitra’s bail prayer, after which he had moved the high court.

  • Saradha scam: CBI seeks Trinamool account details

    Kolkata : The Central Bureau of Investigation, probing the multi-crore rupee Saradha chit fund scam, has sent a notice seeking details of the accounts of West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress.