The CBI has arrested Suman Chattopadhyay, an editor of a prominent Bangla newspaper, for allegedly receiving money from a ponzi scam operator I-Core group, officials said Thursday.
Suman Chattopadhyay, who is also a director in Disha Productions and Media Private Ltd, had allegedly received money from the ponzi scam in his company account as well as his personal account, they said.
The agency has alleged that the I-Core group which had allegedly raised over Rs. 3,000 crores from people offering high returns on investments had diverted a portion of the funds through the company of Suman Chattopadhyay, who is a senior journalist in West Bengal, they said.
He was called for questioning at the CBI office in Kolkata Wednesday and was taken into custody on Thursday, they said.
The officials said he will be produced before a special CBI court in Bhubaneswar on Friday.
The agency had taken over the probe in the matter of I-Core group in 2014 registering a complaint under the relevant IPC sections related to criminal conspiracy and cheating.