The Central Bureau of Investigation has on Friday filed a charge sheet against Nalini Chidambaram, the wife of former Union finance minister P Chidambaram in connection with Saradha Scam. The Case has been registered alleging she had received ₹1.4 crore from Saradha group of companies, embroiled in a chit fund scam, CBI officials said on Friday.
CBI has filed chargesheet against P Chidambaram's wife Nalini Chidambaram in a court in Kolkata, in connection with Saradha scam. pic.twitter.com/NIRtctMwIS
— ANI (@ANI) January 11, 2019
The charge sheet was filed in a special Court in Kolkata.
It has been accused the wife of former Union Finance Minister has entered into a criminal conspiracy with Sudipta Sen, the proprietor of Saradha group of companies and other accused of the offence of cheating and misappropriation of funds of Saradha group of companies, as quoted by ANI. INX Media Case: ED summons P Chidambaram
The Probe agency further alleged that Manorama Sen, the estranged wife of Congress Leader and former Union minister Matang Sinh, introduced Sen to Nalini Chidambaram to manage probes by various agencies like SEBI, Registrar of Companies (ROC) against him for which she allegedly received ₹1.4 crore during 2010-12 through his companies, he said.
Saradha Scam happened with the collapse of a Ponzi scheme run by Saradha Group which is an association of over 200 private companies which were believed to be running investment schemes. It collapsed in April 2013 before which the group had collected around 2000 crores from over 1.7 million depositors. Aircel Maxis Case: Chidambaram and son protected from arrest till Jan 11
Most of its investors were based in West Bengal. The major accused include two MPs – Kunal Ghosh and Srinjoy Bose, former Director General of Police Rajat Majumdar, a top football club official Debabrata Sarkar and Sports and Transport minister, Madan Mitra.
Sen had closed operations of the company in 2013 after failing to pay returns.
This is the sixth supplementary charge sheet in the Saradha scam which was handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation by the Supreme Court in 2014.
In 2016, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had first summoned Nalini to appear in its Kolkata Office as a witness in the scam. Nalini, wife of P Chidambaram, who is a senior lawyer was allegedly paid a legal fee of 1 crore for her appearances in the court and the company law board.
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