The CBI on Friday arrested Trinamool leader and Halisahar chairman Raju Sahani for allegedly playing a role in a ponzi scheme that defrauded people of tens of thousands of rupees, an agency official said.
A team of CBI officers conducted raids on Mr. Sahani’s homes in Halisahar, the city’s suburbs, and New Town in Kolkata and grilled him for hours in connection with their investigation into his plans. Bardhaman Sanmarg WIFI Trust ponzi scheme, he said.
Nearly Rs 80 in cash was recovered from his New Town mansion, and a home-made pistol in his Halisahar home, he said.
“We conducted search operations at the home of TMC leader Raju Sahani and found several important documents. Our officers also questioned him.
He also said that some documents indicated that Mr. Sahani had a bank account in Thailand.
“Hopefully, we will unearth more information after questioning him,” the official added.
A program-related FIR was filed by the CBI’s Economic Compensation Unit in 2018.
In May 2014, the Supreme Court directed the CBI to receive investigations of all ponzi chit fund schemes defrauding thousands of depositors in Bengal and neighboring Odisha.