Calcutta High Court
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Saradha scam: Nalini Chidambaram files for anticipatory bail

ANI | Updated: Feb 14, 2019 23:47 IST

Kolkata (West Bengal), [India], Feb 14 (ANI): Nalini Chidambaram, wife of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday, filed an anticipatory bail plea in Calcutta High Court after her name was listed by the CBI in the supplementary chargesheet related to the infamous Saradha scam.
The plea is likely to be heard next week by the Calcutta High Court
On January 11, the CBI filed a charge sheet against Nalini in a competent court in the Saradha scam.
The CBI filed the sixth supplementary charge sheet in line with the Supreme Court's 2014 order, featuring the names of Nalini and one company, in connection with the ponzi scam.
Charges against Nalini include entering into a criminal conspiracy with Sudipta Sen, the proprietor of Saradha Group of companies, and other accused of committing the offences of cheating and misappropriation of funds.
The Saradha Group financial scandal was a major scam caused by the collapse of a Ponzi scheme run by the conglomerate. The multi-crore-rupee chit fund scam allegedly involves several key leaders.
In September 2016, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had first summoned Nalini to appear in its Kolkata office as a witness in the scam. Nalini, who is a senior lawyer, was allegedly paid a legal fee of Rs 1 crore by Saradha Group for her appearances in the court and the Company Law Board. (ANI)