Kolkata: The CBI, which is probing the chit fund scam in West Bengal, on Wednesday submitted a charge sheet indicting six directors of state based Win Realcon Ltd for illegally raising public money. Filed before the additional chief judicial magistrate’s court in Barrack pore, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has named six directors under various sections including cheating, criminal breach of trust and under the Prize Chits and Money Circulation Scheme Banning Act.
While five of the directors – Mahitosh Ganguly, Raju Dey, Rajib Debnath, Joy Bhowmick and Partha Pratim Roy – were arrested by the CBI and are currently in judicial custody, the sixth Ranabir Das is absconding. Along with the directors, two companies – Win Realcon Ltd and WRL Consultancy Pvt Ltd, have also been named in the charge sheet.
The CBI had registered cases against several non Saradha Group companies including Win Realcon in November 2014 for various charges including criminal breach of trust, cheating, criminal conspiracy and violation of Prize Chits and Money Circulation Scheme (Banning) Act.
The Congress on Tuesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the Supreme Court reinstated Alok Verma as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director, saying he has been exposed for "destroying" the premier investigating agency.
The Congress on Tuesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the Supreme Court reinstated Alok Verma as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director, saying he has been exposed for “destroying” the premier investigating agency.
“Modi adds another first to his list. After being the first Prime Minister to be exposed destroying the CBI before the Supreme Court, after having ruined the CVC’s (Central Vigilance Commission) credibility (requiring supervision by former SC judge), Modi has now become first Prime Minister to have his illegal orders set aside by the Supreme Court,” Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said in a series of tweets.
His remarks came soon after the Supreme Court judgment pronounced on a plea by Verma and NGO Common Cause challenging the government’s decision on the intervening night of October 23-24 to divest Verma of his charge as head of the investigating agency.
Reminding Modi that the government comes and goes but the integrity of the institutions survive, Surjewala hoped that the judgement would be a “lesson” to the Prime Minister about the strength of country’s democracy and the Constitution.
“Modiji please remember, governments have come and gone. Integrity of our institutions have survived. Let this be a lesson to you about the strength of our democracy and the Constitution. Let this be a lesson that howsoever despotic you may be, law catches up in the end,” he said.
Firing salvo at Prime Minister, the Congress leader said: “After making CBI Chief suffer the consequences of your illegal decision for three months, will you show the courage to return three months of lost tenure? Unless you are afraid of investigation into Rafale scam.
“Modi equals to ‘Muzzling of Democratic Institutions’. First, you lose four economic advisors in a row including two RBI Governors. Second, four Supreme Court judges go public on Judge (B.H.) Loya, then you destroy credibility and competence of the CBI and CVC. This is your model of ‘minimum governance, maximum government’,” he added.