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Rose Valley case: ED quizzes Bengali superstar Prasenjit


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Author : Indo Asian News Service

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Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday quizzed Bengali superstar Prasenjit Chatterjee for more than six hours in connection with the Rose Valley chit fund scam.

The summon notice was issued to the actor's production house on July 9 with regards to the money his company allegedly received from the Rose Valley Group.

Chatterjee said he has fully cooperated with the agency officials and submitted all the necessary documents sought from him.

"They had certain questions and wanted me to submit certain documents. As a responsible citizen of India, I have fully cooperated with them and completed all formalities. I have told them that I will be there if they require any further cooperation from me in future as well," he said after coming out of the ED office in Kolkata's CGO Complex at around 6 p.m.

On Thursday, another popular Bengali actor, Rituparna Sengupta, was quizzed by ED officials for close to seven hours regarding the transactions between Rose Valley and her firm.

The Rose Valley ponzi scheme scam run by the group's Chairman Gautam Kundu was unearthed in 2013.

The group allegedly floated 27 companies to run various schemes and collected Rs 17,520 crore from depositors in West Bengal, Assam and Bihar.

The ED, which is investigating the scam along with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), has attached assets including resorts, hotels and land worth Rs 2,300 crore and recovered incriminating documents, gold ornaments and precious stones worth Rs 40 crore during searches at the showrooms of a jewellery house in connection with the scam.

--IANS

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