Durgapur, Aug. 23: Saradha chief Sudipta Sen told interrogators in Durgapur last night that the son of a police detective department inspector in Asansol had cheated him of a large sum of money while he was working for the group.
Sen is being questioned by the detective department of the Asansol-Durgapur police commissionerate in connection with default cases.
He did not mention the amount that had allegedly been siphoned off by Kaushik Pahari, the son of detective department inspector Ardhendu Bikash Pahari. Kaushik had worked as the server in-charge of the Saradha Group.
“Sen told us that the son of a police inspector of our department was a senior employee of his group and was among those who were responsible for Saradha going bust. On being prodded, he named the son of Ardhendu Bikash Pahari, an inspector in our detective department,” an officer who was present during the interrogation said.
Ardhendu refused comment. “I will not speak to the media on this issue. If my superiors want to know anything, I will tell them,” he said.
Kaushik, a resident of Calcutta, could neither be located nor contacted. No police case has been lodged against Kaushik so far.
Vineet Goyal, the Asansol-Durgapur commissioner of police, said: “Action will be taken according to law.”