CBI should now return money to duped Saradha depositors: Mamata


Kolkata:  Hours after the Supreme Court ordered a CBI probe into the Saradha chit fund scam, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday said the agency should now take the responsibility of returning the money to the duped investors in the company.

Addressing an election rally in Baharampur of Murshidabad district, Banerjee warned that if the Saradha victims were not compensated fully, they would go to the BJP, CPI-M and the Congress to seek return of their money.

The state government, which till the last strongly opposed pleas to hand over the Saradha probe to the federal investigative agency amid allegations that several leaders of the ruling Trinamool had links with the scandal, has claimed that it has already fully refunded four lakh people who had lost their money by depositing it in the Saradha group companies.

“It is no more my responsibility now. Now the CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) should return the money. If that does not happen, people will go to the homes of those of the BJP, Congress and the CPI-M asking for their money. I will wait for that day,” she said.

“I am totally safe. My government is safe. Why should we be bothered?” she asked.


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