WB teacher scam: Actor Bonny Sengupta returns Rs 40L taken from Kuntal Ghosh to ED

Kolkata: Tollywood actor Bonny Sengupta aka Anupriyo Sengupta has returned Rs 40 lakh to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) that he took from expelled youth Trinamool Congress leader Kuntal Ghosh, who is currently in judicial custody for his alleged involvement in the multi-crore teachers’ recruitment irregularities scam in West Bengal.

Sources said that he had transferred the amount to the account of the central agency late Thursday evening.

Earlier, Sengupta admitted that he took the amount as loan from Kuntal Ghosh for purchasing his new high-end premium vehicle. He also added that he repaid the loan by performing in at least 20 events organised by Ghosh. However, he was unable to furnish any document of such an agreement to the ED sleuths.

He gave his own logic for not having any written document on this count. “The Tollywood industry is an extremely small world and hence a lot of things work on trust. This payment made by Ghosh and me performing at events organised by him in return was driven by that trust factor. I have disclosed all this to the ED and I am ready to extend all necessary cooperation to the agency in the matter,” said Sengupta on March 9, when he was for the first time summoned by ED for questioning on March 9.

Sources said that after understanding that return of that hefty amount was inevitable, initially the actor became puzzled on how to arrange that money within a short span of time. However, finally he paid the money to the ED to come clean out of the entire controversy.

Meanwhile, the ED has also asked Soma Chakraborty, a beauty salon owner, who took a loan of Rs 50 lakh from Kuntal Ghosh reportedly for expansion and infrastructure development of the salons owned by her, to return that money to the ED. Chakraborty has assured to return the money at the earliest.

IANS

Law is same for Darshan and everyone else, K’taka Home Minister in fan’s murder case

Bengaluru: Commenting on the murder of a fan, allegedly by Kannada superstar Darshan and his associates, Karnataka Home Minister, Dr G Parameshwara, stated on Wednesday that the law was the...

Reel hero turns real life villain: Kannada superstar Darshan arrested in fan’s murder case

Bengaluru: Karnataka Police arrested Kannada superstar Darshan on Tuesday in connection with the alleged murder of 33-year-old Renukaswamy, a resident of Chitradurga, by the actor and his associates. The probe...

Stabbed BJP workers were shouting slogans during victory procession in front of mosque: K’taka Police

Dakshina Kannada (Karnataka): The communally sensitive coastal district of Dakshina Kannada is tense on Monday following the stabbing of two BJP workers during the celebration of the BJP-led NDA government...

Vishvendra Singh lodges FIR accusing wife, son of stealing jewellery of Bharatpur royals from his locker

Jaipur: The ongoing family dispute between former Rajasthan minister Vishvendra Singh, has taken a bitter turn as he reportedly filed a theft case against his wife Divya Singh and his...

K’taka: Cleric repeatedly rapes ‘possessed’ minor, gets her brother to sexually assault her too

Chitradurga (Karnataka): Karnataka Police arrested a cleric in Chitradurga on Monday, on charges of repeatedly raping a minor girl on the pretext of getting her rid of being possessed by...

Gold smuggling: DRI suspects involvement of more AI Express crew members

Thiruvananthapuram: After arresting two cabin crew members of Air India Express for allegedly smuggling gold, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has intensified the probe suspecting role of more crew...

Sex videos probe: JD(S) MP Prajwal Revanna refuses to cooperate; SIT hunts for key mobile

Bengaluru: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) is making every effort to recover the mobile phone allegedly used by arrested JD(S) MP and prime accused in the sex videos case, Prajwal...

Sex videos case: JD(S) MP Prajwal Revanna’s arrest warrant issued, says K’taka HM

Bengaluru: Karnataka Home Minister Dr. G Parameshwara stated on Wednesday that the warrant for JD(S) MP Prajwal Revanna’s arrest had been issued. The fugitive MP who is former Prime Minister,...

Sex scandal: SIT to decide on arrest of JD(S) MP Prajwal upon arrival, says K’taka HM

Bengaluru: Karnataka Home Minister, Dr G Parameshwara stated on Tuesday that the decision to arrest JD(S) MP and prime accused in the sex video case, Prajwal Revanna, at the airport...

Complainant in POCSO case against ex-CM Yediyurappa dies in Bengaluru

Bengaluru: The complainant, who had filed the POCSO case against former Chief Minister and BJP Central Parliamentary Committee Member B.S. Yediyurappa has died, police said on Monday. Police sources said...

318 arrested in West Bengal for violence amid 6th phase of polling

Kolkata: A total of 318 persons were arrested throughout West Bengal on Saturday for involvement in poll-related violence and tension during the sixth phase of voting for eight Lok Sabha...

Prajwal Revanna’s family knows everything about him: K’taka CM Siddaramaiah

Mysuru, (Karnataka): Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah stated on Friday that the family of fugitive JD(S) MP and prime accused in the sex videos case, Prajwal Revanna, knows everything about him....

Read Previous

Rahul Gandhi has become a permanent part of anti-nationalist toolkit: Nadda

Read Next

UP boy stages his own kidnapping to buy iPhone

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

WP2Social Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com