A letter, purportedly written by Sudipta Sen, proprietor of the blacklisted Saradha chit fund firm, alleging that crores of rupees got by him to leaders of the Trinamool Congress (TMC), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), CPI(M) and Congress has evoked combined reactions in Bengal politics. Sen is lodged in a correctional dwelling (jail) in Kolkata and ready for trial.
The letter says that Sen is pained to see that those that took the cash are “now joining the BJP.” The quantities talked about vary from Rs 2 crore to Rs 9 crore per head. According to the letter, Sen needs the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe the matter.
The most vital half of the 2-web page letter is that the one TMC chief named in it has lately grow to be a trigger for concern for the ruling celebration. HT shouldn’t be disclosing his title as he couldn’t be contacted for response.
The different 4 leaders stated they’d file a defamation go well with in opposition to Sen for making faux allegations with the only intention of maligning their picture.
The letter, dated December 1 and addressed to the Prime Minister and the chief minister, was mysteriously leaked to the media on Saturday together with a forwarding letter purportedly despatched by an official of the Kolkata’s Presidency Correctional Home, the place Sen is lodged, to the state correctional division.
The hand-written letter, the veracity of which couldn’t be verified by HT and on which no authorities official has commented, says that 5 properly-identified politicians have been amongst many from the 4 events who took crores of rupees from Sen. The letter is written on a printed kind marked Prisoner’s Petition (Permitted beneath Jail code Rule 615)
Sen, a first-rate accused within the rip-off, was arrested by the state police in 2013. The Enforcement Directorate can be conducting a parallel probe into the operations of the Saradha Group of which Sen was the director.
“I don’t know what Sudipta Sen has written and why he has done so. A man who is about to face trial does not have the right to bring allegations against other people while he is in jail,” BJP state president Dilip Ghosh stated at a rally in Midnapore on Sunday.
Columnist and political commentator Suvashis Maitra stated, “It would not be proper to comment on the content of the letter. What intrigues me is how it got leaked. A lot of letters are being leaked these days.”
Sen wrote the same open letter in 2013. It was a seven-web page handwritten be aware wherein he stated that he was used as a pawn by politicians and influential individuals who wished his cash and assets.