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CBI chargesheet against Chidambaram’s wife

New Delhi: Alleging that she entered into a criminal conspiracy to receive Rs 1.4 crore from Saradha group of companies, the CBI has filed a chargesheet against Nalini Chidambaram, the wife of former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram, the agency’s official spokesperson said.

The Saradha group of companies is embroiled in a chit fund scam. The CBi alleged that Nalini received money as part of a criminal conspiracy with Sudipta Sen, proprietor of Saradha group, and other accused persons with an intention of cheating and misappropriation of funds, CBI spokesman Abhishek Dayal said. The CBI alleged that Manoranjana Sinh, the estranged wife of former Union Minister Matang Sinh, introduced Sen to Nalini to manage probes by various agencies such as SEBI, ROC against him for which she had allegedly received Rs 1.4 crore during 2010-12 through his companies, he said.

The chargesheet was filed in a special court in Kolkata. Nalini was first summoned in September 2016 as a witness in the Saradha chit fund scam case. She was the counsel for Saradha Group and allegedly received a legal fee of Rs 1.26 crore for her appearances in court over a TV channel deal.(TNS)

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