New Delhi: Yet another sensational revelation has surfaced on the basis of the letter written by Saradha group chairman Sudipta Sen, who is behind bars after surfacing of the chit fund scam in West Bengal. According to the purported letter, Sen had paid for the Finance Minister P Chidambaram’s lawyer wife Nalini Chidambaram’s Kolkata visit.

It seems that this letter has stirred the hornet’s nest in the political corridors of the country. Twenty-two influential people, including Nalini Chidambaram, have been named in the letter who blackmailed Sen to get huge benefits from his company.

The letter talks about the alleged nexus between politicians and West Bengal chit fund industry.

Sudipta has alleged that Nalini had asked him to pay her Rs 42 crores for opening a television channel in the North- East. It has been claimed in the letter that Nalini received over Rs 1 crore this year from Sen. Sen has also alleged that he paid the hotel bills of Nalini during her stay at a 5-star hotel in Kolkata.


Meanwhile, Trinamool Congress (TMC) is under fire after an FIR was lodged against party’s MP Kunal Ghosh, who is also the CEO of Saradha’s media unit.

The case was filed by the employees of Saradha group TV channel, who alleged that the company didn’t pay their salaries for long.

The employees of Channel 10, run by Saradha group, are seeking to recover their salaries for which they are looking for legal options.

Ghosh, a Rajya Sabha member of the Trinamool Congress, however, maintained that he was just a ‘salaried employee’ and has nothing to do with the company’s chit fund scam.

It’s worth mentioning that Gosh, as CEO of the company’s media unit, drew Rs 16 lakh per month as salary.

Meanwhile, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has refuted the charges made against her two MPs Kunal Ghosh and Srijoy Bose and said that all allegations are baseless claiming that her party workers don’t have any link with the chit fund scam kingpin Sen.

Sharpening attack at the Congress, TMC raised questions on its website. The TMC, without mentioning any name, questioned over the role of a senior Chennai-based lawyer who is married to a Congress union minister.


Earlier, Sen and his two other accomplices were on Thursday remanded to 14-day police custody by a court.
Sen along with company's director Debjani Mukherjee and Arvind Singh Chouhan, who looked after the company's interests in Jharkhand, have been charged under IPC sections 406 (criminal breach of trust), 420 (cheating) and 506 (criminal intimidation).