ED attaches assets worth Rs 5 crore of journalist Suman Chattopadhyay in ‘chit fund scam’

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The enforcement directorate has attached assets worth Rs 5 crore belonging to West Bengal based journalist Suman Chattopadhyay and his family members in an alleged chit fund scam, National Herald . The assets attached by the ED include bank accounts and duplex flats in and around Kolkata.

Chattopadhyay had been by the CBI in a “chit fund scam” in 2018 involving a company called I-Core. He had been without bail or trial. Last year, the ED also against him as part of its probe into the Saradha scam.

In a , the ED claimed the attaching of Chattopadhyay’s assets was part of the I-Core investigation.

“I-Core group companies ran a chit fund scam and the group illegally raised a huge amount of money from lakhs of gullible investors by promising unrealistic returns,” the statement said. It alleged that Chattopadhyay “personally and through his company Disha Productions and Media Private Limited, has received proceeds of crime to the tune of Rs 9.83…

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