PC wife faces CBI heat in Saradha fraud case
Charge sheet filed against Nalini Chidambaram says she got `1.4cr from group
The CBI has filed a charge sheet against Nalini Chidambaram, the wife of former Union finance minister P Chidambaram, alleging she had received `1.4 cr from Saradha group of companies, embroiled in a chit fund scam, officials said Friday.
“It is alleged she entered into a criminal conspiracy with Sudipta Sen, the proprietor of Saradha group, and other accused persons with an intention of cheating and misappropriation of funds of Saradha group of companies,” CBI spokesperson Abhishek Dayal said.
“The CBI alleged that Manoranjana Sinh, the estranged wife of former Union minister Matang Sinh, introduced Sen to Nalini Chidambaram to manage probes by various agencies like SEBI, ROC against him for which she received `1.4 crore during 2010-12 through his companies,” he said. “The charge sheet was filed in a special court in Kolkata,” he said.
The group had raised `2,500 crore from people luring with attracting interest rates which were not repaid.Sen had closed operations of company in 2013 after failing to pay returns.
This is the sixth charge sheet in the Saradha scam which was handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation by the Supreme Court in 2014.
Meanwhile, a Delhi court on Friday extended till February 1 the interim protection from arrest granted to former Union minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti in the Aircel-Maxis cases filed by the CBI and the ED.
This is the sixth charge sheet in the Saradha case which was handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation by Supreme Court in 2014
Nalini Chidambaram, wife of former Union finance minister P Chidambaram, entered into a criminal conspiracy with Sudipta Sen, the proprietor of Saradha group, with an intention of cheating the company, a CBI spokesperson said.