CBI files chargesheet against TMC MPs in Rose Valley scam

Bhubaneswar: CBI on Thursday filed a supplementary chargesheet in a special court here against two Trinamool Congress MPs Sudip Bandyopadhyay and Tapas Pal and Rose Valley group chairman Gautam Kundu in connection with the chit fund scam.

In the chargesheet, the CBI indicted Bandyopadhyay, Pal and a Rose Valley subsidiary under sections of 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 409 (criminal breach of trust) and 420 (cheating) of the IPC and sections 4 and 6 of the Prize Chits and Money Circulation Schemes (Banning) Act.

It also slapped section 13(1)(d) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 (abusing position as a public servant) against the TMC MPs.

They allegedly promoted the illegal business of the company by writing letters to the Regulators favouring the company and also by sharing the dais with accused directors in various functions for canvassing about the schemes.  In lieu of which they received alleged huge financial benefits in cash as well as in kind.- CBI statement

While Pal was arrested on December 30, 2016, Bandyopadhyay was netted on January 3. They have been undergoing treatment in a private hospital here since February 8 after they complained of illness.

Rose valley group chairman Gautam Kundu was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in March 2015 under the criminal charges and provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

Rose Valley is accused of cheating investors across the country of more than Rs 17,000 crore.