Kolkata. KD Singh, a former Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha member and owner of Alchemist Chitfund Group, has been arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) from Delhi. ED sources have confirmed the arrest. It has been told that today he will be produced in court and taken on remand.
An FIR was registered against the alchemist chit fund company by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) following a complaint received by market regulator Sebi. After that, the ED had started an investigation into the money laundering case. It is alleged that the chit fund company opened its branches in the states of West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha and falsely raised Rs 1900 crore from thousands of people in the name of investment by giving false assurance of higher returns.
KD Singh also alleged that he had conducted a Narada sting operation in West Bengal through funds recovered from the chit fund. In it, many prominent leaders, ministers and police officers of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s party were caught on camera, assuring the expansion of illegal business of a fake company director in Bengal in lieu of five lakh bribes. This sting is also under CBI investigation. KD Singh did this so that he could dominate the Trinamool Congress.
However, when the CBI started an investigation in this case, all the conspiracies were revealed. Kolkata Police have also registered cases against them in five different police stations in which investigations are on. Earlier, in the last week of January 2019, KD Singh’s assets worth 238 crores were attached by the ED, including several bank accounts and his assets in Punjab, Maharashtra and Delhi etc.
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