Updated December 22nd, 2023 at 22:47 IST
West Bengal Chit Fund scam: Legendary magician PC Sorkar (Junior) appears before ED for questioning
After Sorcar arrived at the ED office in Kolkata, the ED questioned Sorcar's alleged role with two companies linked directly to the scam.
Kolkata: Legendary magician PC Sorcar (Junior) on Friday was probed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the alleged Rs 790 crore-chit fund case in which several investors were cheated, according to reports.
After Sorcar arrived at the ED office in Kolkata's Salt Lake on Friday, the central investigating agency questioned Sorcar's alleged role with two companies, namely Pincon Group and Tower Infotech Ltd., linked directly to the scam. "We are questioning Mr Sorcar in connection with the chit fund case. We have to find out whether he was involved in any way or not," news agency PTI quoted officials as saying..
Sorcar's involvement first came to light days after the ED detained a senior officer of the Tower Group. The CBI had also conducted thorough searches in Sorcar's Ballygunge residence back in 2021.
(With inputs from PTI)
Published December 22nd, 2023 at 22:47 IST