Earlier, the Enforcement Directorate had also summoned Bengali and Hindi film actor Prosenjit Chatterjee over the Rose Valley ponzi scam
Kolkata: Bengali film actress Rituparna Sengupta has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) next week in connection with the investigation into the Rose Valley ponzi scam. This move, by the ED, came a day after it summoned superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee in the same case.
According to PTI, Sengupta allegedly accompanied Rose Valley group chairman Gautam Kundu on several foreign trips and helped him in the sale and production of films.
"We have summoned actor Rituparna Sengupta in connection with the Rose Valley scam. She has been asked to appear next week," ED sources told PTI.
Chatterjee, meanwhile, had been asked to depose before the ED officials at the CGO Complex office in Salt Lake on July 19. The Tollywood actor's statement will be recorded under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
The sources said the agency wanted to question Chatterjee about Rs 2.75 crore received by his company, Idea Locations and Production Pvt Ltd, from the Rose Valley group between 2010 and 2011. Of this, Chatterjee is suspected to have received about Rs 23.5 lakh.
The probe agency wants to understand the purpose of these funds, they claimed.
Chatterjee has acted in several films produced and distributed by the Rose Valley, notable among them being 'Moner Manush' and 'Hangover'.
'Moner Manush' had won the award for 'Best Feature Film on National Integration' at 58th National Film Award.
A probe by the agency has revealed that Rose Valley, on papers, undervalued the film's production cost and used depositors' money to fund the movie, the ED sources added.
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