CBI has arrested today prominent Bengali film producer and distributor Shrikant Mohta in connection with multi-crore Rose Valley chit fund scam from Kolkata. He was detained after being interrogated for over two and a half hour.
Mohta, co-owner of Shree Venkatesh Films (SVF), has close connections with Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The CBI officials found out that the matter was related to the sale of Banerjee’s paintings during investigations in the alleged involvement of Mohta in the Sarada and Rose Valley Chit Fund scam.
SVF produces topline movies in Bengali. He will be sent to Bhubaneshwar tonight and will be produced in court. He was initially questioned in SVF office at Kasba in South Kolkata. After that he was detained and taken to CGO complex.
According to CBI sources, Shrikant Mohta had huge financial transactions with Saradha group head Sudipto Sen and Rose Valley chief Gautam Kundu.
During probe, CBI got to know about the monetary exchange and they wanted to question Shrikant Mohta to know the details regarding it. According to sources, Shrikant Mohta was earlier sent notice to reply in questions regarding Saradha scam. He as repeatedly summoned by only once did he made himself available for questioning.