Pratirodh has accessed mastermind of Chitgate Sudipta Sen’s letter to the CBI in which he has alleged that he was blackmailed and used by politicians mainly from West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) party.
The letter also accuses some other Congress leaders of Assam as also a senior official of a leading football club of Kolkata, apart from some journalists, media owners and others of having fleeced him.
Sen held TMC MPs Kunal Ghosh and Srinjoy Bose responsible for the media mess.
Finance Minister, P Chidambaram’s wife, Nalini Chidambaram’s name finds a mention. She came into the picture as an advocate for Manoranjana Sinh, who wanted to set up a channel in the northeast, according to the letter.
In the letter, Sen said he would be committing suicide any moment as he felt helpless as “unscrupulous persons and cheats in the society” had put him in a position in which he was unable to refund the “public money” collected in his name.
“All the names mentioned in this letter must be treated as an FIR for putting me in to a situation of and/or provoking me to committing suicide. This is my last statement”, he said, in the letter which is in the possession of Pratirodh.
Sen, who absconded after his chit-fund went bust, was arrested with two other senior officials of the company from Sonmarg in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.
Lakhs of investors in West Bengal have lost their savings in a chit fund scam following the collapse of the Saradha Group. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has been shifting the blame on the Left. This even as heat builds on Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh who headed Saradha group’s media unit.