Saradha owner Sudipta Sen accuses politicians of taking cash, names Subhendu Adhikary, Sujan Chakrabarty, Mukul Roy, Adhir Chowdhury & others

Sudipta Sen, owner of the Saradha group who is the main accused in the chit fund scam, has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee stating that several politicians took money from him. Among the politicians he named in his “prisoner’s petition” are Trinamool Congress’ Subhendu Adhikary, who has recently resigned as minister from Mamata Banerjee’s cabinet and there are speculations that he may join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) soon. Sen’s letter is dated December 1, 2020, and it has been submitted to jail officials.

Apart from Adhikary, Sen also named in his petition West Bengal Congress chief Adhir Chowdhury, CPI(M)’s Biman Bose and Sujan Chakraborty and the BJP’s Mukul Roy.

According to the petition: “Respected Sir and respected Madam, I Sudipta Sen owner and director of Saradha Group of companies want to say that there are many influential persons, who have taken huge financial and…(illegible) from me. No action has been taken… They include Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury (6cr), Sujan Chakraborty (9cr), Mukul Roy huge amount of money I cannot remember, Subhendu Adhikari (6cr), Biman Bose (2cr) and some other political leaders of CPIM, BJP, Congress and TMC…” The petition seeks action from the police and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

BJP national vice president Mukul Roy was with the Trinamool Congress when the Saradha scam broke in 2013. Roy has said that he thinks it has been “made up”.

Both Sujan Chakraborty and Adhir Chowdhury that that the ruling party Trinamool Congress is afraid of the Left-Congress alliance. Chakraborty said it is absurd that a person who has been in jail for seven years would suddenly come up with names ahead of the Assembly elections. Subhendu Adhikary was not available for comment.