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ED asks Arpita about job role

Calcutta, April 25: Arpita Ghosh, the Trinamul Congress candidate for the Balurghat Lok Sabha seat, was today questioned for over two-and-a-half hours by the Enforcement Directorate at its Salt Lake office.

Sources said Ghosh was asked about her role when she was an employee of a Saradha Group channel that never went on air. According to the sources, Ghosh was asked about documents related to the channel.

“I was asked several questions and I replied to those whose answers I knew,” Ghosh said after coming out of the ED’s office.

Ghosh, a theatre personality, arrived at the ED’s office around 4pm and left at 6.45pm.

“I was asked some statutory questions. The officials wanted to know my designation and what was my job. I replied to all these queries,” Ghosh said.

An ED official said: “She told us that she had no information about account details and documents related to broadcasting. We asked her to give answers in writing to our questions.”

On April 20, the ED had asked Ghosh to share information on Saradha.

Ghosh had lodged a case against Saradha owner Sudipta Sen, accusing him of not paying her four months’ salary.

Prakash Upadhyay, a Congress councillor of the Calcutta Municipal Corporation, complained to the ED today that the civic body authorities had issued trade licenses to Sen illegally.