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Lockers of Sen’s wife, son traced

Calcutta, April 19: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) today traced two bank lockers owned by Saradha Group chief Sudipta Sen’s second wife Piyali and his son from the first marriage, Subhojit.

“We have come to know about two lockers in a private bank in Salt Lake while interrogating Piyali and Subhojit. We have spoken to the bank authorities to get an access to the lockers,” an ED official said, refusing to disclose what they thought could be in the lockers.

A team of ED officials visited the bank today and collected some documents related to the two accounts. The team is expected to visit the bank again on Monday.

“We have asked for more details to ascertain the period for which the two bank accounts have been maintained. We believe these two accounts were used to siphon off funds collected from depositors,” said an ED official.

Piyali and Subhojit, who are now in the ED’s custody, were arrested after the central agency’s officials searched their residences on Wednesday and recovered incriminating documents which the agency believes could implicate Sen’s wife and son in the money laundering racket.

Officials said they suspected that several crores were routed through the bank accounts of the accused.