The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday launched a fresh probe into the Saradha chit fund scam and froze two accounts of Rajat Majumdar (Retd.IPS:1971:WB), the former director general of police of West Bengal and erstwhile official of the accused company.
On Saturday night, Majumdar, who was Vice-Chairman of Saradha Group, was interrogated at the central agency’s Salt office. Sleuths probing the alleged scam recorded the statement of the former IPS officer.
The ED’s action in the Saradha scam came a day after Calcutta High Court’s judge Abhijit Ganguly while hearing the school recruitment scam case, made a comment that he does not want the fate of this probe to be like that of the Saradha scam.
In September 2014, the CBI arrested Majumdar in connection with the agency’s ongoing probe into the Rs 2,000 crore scam. In February of the following year, he was released on bail. Majumdar was also the ruling Trinamool Congress’s vice president when he was arrested.
The ED had registered a case against Saradha Group of Companies in 2013 on the basis of the FIRs by Kolkata police.