The move comes as the agency prepares to file charge sheets in the controversial scam, they said.
The government's corporate fraud investigation wing is currently probing 185 suspected illicit deposit schemes that raised thousands of crores from gullible investors. Of these, 135 schemes were run of West Bengal.
Targeting TMC President and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, BJP said she has become a "cheerleader" of hawala operators and smugglers, alleging that the "queen of Saradha scam" is losing her mental balance due to the Modi government's strike at black money with the demonetisation exercise.
CPI-M leader Sujan Chakraborty, the party's central committee member Shyamal Chakraborty and senior Congress leader Abdul Mannan today told a press conference that the protest-march would be organised in front of the CBI office in Salt Lake in the second week of this month
Sebi has said the plea against order of refund is still pending before the SC and there hasn't been any action by the company despite the order being upheld by the Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT).
The agency had named former state Higher Education Minister Laxmikant Sharma and 27 others in its FIR. ED investigators, based in Madhya Pradesh's Indore, have also attached assets worth over Rs 3 crore of an alleged mastermind of the scam, Jagdish Sagar, in connection with their probe in April.
Ever since Kunal Ghosh was arrested in July, Ghosh has been shouting from the rooftops that Mamata Banerjee has been the biggest â€œbeneficiaryâ€ of the Sarabha scam. In November, Ghosh is alleged to have attempted suicide, but he survived with a timely trip to the hospital.
The Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) has sought more time to submit its final report on the chit funds scam perpetrated by Saradha and other firms.
CNBC-TV18‘s economic policy editor Siddharth Zarabi reports, quoting sources, the Sebi has mandated that any listed entity with a strategic partner should announce an open offer. Zarabi adds that according to a Cabinet ordinance, the market regulator is to have more control collective investment schemes.
CNBC-TV18's Ashmit Kumar says that 25-yr old Sebi stands at the cusp of a new India and faces challenges both old and new.
CNBC-TV18‘s Siddharth Zarabi reports that the multi-level marketing companies will be banned by the government. The proposal has been mooted by the department of financial services and is likely to be fast tracked considering the seriousness of the chit fund scam
Abnormally high returns, despite all the warning signs, is a promise that investors have always fallen prey to.
Leaders of Left parties today met the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister and sought a CBI probe into the ponzi scam in West Bengal and stringent measures to tackle fraudulent money pooling activities.
The government on Saturday said several of its investigating wings like Sebi, RBI, IT Department and Enforcement Directorate have begun crackdown on Ponzi schemes and have initiated action against Saradha Group under various laws including the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
The chit fund scam in West Bengal is getting bigger with market regulator Sebi turning the heat on over a dozen other companies running similar Ponzi schemes. People are rushing to withdraw Rs 20,000 crore invested in these companies.
In the wake of an alleged fraud involving thousands of crores by Kolkata-based Saradha group, the Centre on Thursday ordered a SFIO probe into suspected misuse of the public money by various chit fund companies.
Sudipto Sen, the main accused in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam, and two other company officials were on Thursday remanded in 14 days police custody by a court at Bidhannagar here.
Sudipta Sen, the main accused in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam, and his two other accomplices were today remanded in 14-day police custody by a court , even as police claimed that the company's director Debjani Mukherjee played a key role in decision-making.
Finance Minister P Chidambaram's wife Nalini Chidambaram was engaged as a senior advocate to appear on behalf of Manoranjana Sinh and her husband and a Narasimha Rao government minister Matang Sinh in a company petition filed by her before the company law board against M/4 Positive TV Ltd, sources close to the Union Minister's wife have said.
The Saradha chitfund scam snowballed into a political controversy with names of two Trinamool Congress MPs figuring in a letter purportedly written to CBI by the the collapsed company's chairman Sudipto Sen as Congress and CPI(M) accused the party of having links with the group.