Mamata releases Saradha Chit Fund Chief’s 2013 letter in counter-attack on BJP

Political News, Nation, (Kolkata), February 5:-West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has handed out a letter written by Saradha chit fund chief Sudipto Sen in 2013, in which an allegation against former TMC leader Himanta Biswa Sarma, who switched over to the BJP when the CBI probe picked up steam, has been highlighted as part of a counter-offensive against the saffron party.

Sen’s letter states that Sarma had “dramatically cheated” him and taken not less than Rs 3 crore from him over a period of one and half years.

The attack came after the Supreme Court earlier on Tuesday directed Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar to appear before the CBI but ruled that no coercive action, including arrest, can be taken against him for now, prompting both West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and the Centre to call it a “moral victory”. Saying that she was grateful to the SC, Mamata claimed that Rajeev Kumar never said he was not available and the two parties should meet at a mutually agreed place. She said Kumar had written five letters to the CBI, saying that he was available for a meeting. “But what they started doing? They went to his house to arrest him. The court has said no arrest.”

-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)

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