Saradha chit fund scam: PIL against Suvendu Adhikari dismissed

Debjit Mukherjee, Kolkata: A division bench of the Calcutta High Court’s Chief Justice Prakash Srivastava and Justice Rajarshi Bhardwaj on Wednesday dismissed a PIL demanding inclusion of name of Suvendu Adhikari, Leader of the Opposition in the West Bengal assembly, in the ongoing enquiry by the CBI in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam.

The development comes as a relief for Adhikari and at the same time as a setback for the ruling TMC as the latter had often referred to that letter from Sen as the example that CBI was not probing the role of the Leader of the Opposition in the matter since he had joined BJP.