Senior journalist Suman Chattopadhyay held in chit fund scam

Kolkata: The CBI on Thursday arrested senior journalist Suman Chattopadhyay for allegedly receiving money in his bank accounts from chit fund firm I-Core Group, the agency said.

Chattopadhyay, editor of leading Bengali Daily Ei Samay, was arrested after a day-long questioning at CBI’s office here in connection with a case registered against I-Core Group.

“Investigation has revealed that funds collected illegally by the I-Core Group were allegedly diverted in the accounts of Disha Productions and Media Private Limited (DPMPL) as well as personal account of Suman Chattopadhyay,” Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Spokesperson Abhishek Dayal said.

Chattopadhyay is the Director of DPMPL, the official said, adding the accused will be produced on Friday before a special court in Bhubaneswar in Odisha

“The investigation is continuing,” he added.