Saradha scam: ED grills Trinamool leader Shankudeb Panda

Kolkata, Dec 29 (IANS) Summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), Trinamool Congress state general secretary Shankudeb Panda Monday appeared for questioning before the agency in connection with the Saradha scam.

Probing the scam money trail for which the ED has already grilled a number of Trinamool leaders, including several of its MPs, the agency Dec 23 had served notice to Panda, a former television journalist.
Panda, former president of Trinamool Chhatra Parishad – the party’s student wing, is perceived to be close to the party top leadership.
While the CBI, which too is probing the scam, had taken into custody Trinamool Rajya Sabha members Kunal Ghosh and Srinjoy Bose and Transport Minister Madan Mitra, the ED has grilled a host of party leaders, including actor-turned MP Mithun Chakraborty and Textile Minister Shyamapada Mukherjee.
The ED had earlier questioned noted actress and film-maker Aparna Sen who worked as the editor of Parama, a magazine bought by the Saradha Group.