Publish: 05 Sep 2023, 09:35 pm
Trinamool Congress MP and Bengali film actress Nusrat Jahan has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with an alleged flat-selling scam. She has been asked to appear before the ED office in Kolkata on September 12.
The date scheduled for this appearance is September 12. Not only Nusrat, but Rakesh Singh will also have to appear on the same date for the questioning. This comes after the ED has already formalized the investigation by filing an Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR), which is a critical step in the process of probing financial irregularities.
The Enforcement Directorate registered a case against Jahan after a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shankudeb Panda filed a complaint alleging that the Trinamool Congress MP duped people out of Rs 5.5 lakh on the promise of selling them apartments.
As per the complaint, Nusrat Jahan was the director of a real estate company, Seven Sense International, which took money from 429 employees of the Indian Overseas Bank, promising 1,000 square feet of apartments on the outskirts of Kolkata.
Panda claimed that neither they got a flat nor did they get the money back so far.
However, refuting the allegations, Jahan earlier said that she had resigned from the company in 2017.
According to ED sources, Rakesh Singh, a director of the company, and Ruplekha Mitra, another top official, have also been summoned, along with Nusrat Jahan.
A case was also filed in Alipore Court in Kolkata against Jahan and others for cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property, criminal breach of trust, and acts by several people with common intention. A summons was also issued against Jahan, but she did not appear before the court.
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