Former Finance Minister Chidambaram’s Wife Named in Saradha Scam

Saradha group’s chit fund scam now has Nalini Chidambaram’s name in the sixth supplementary chargesheet.

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Wife of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram has been named in the sixth supplementary chargesheet of the Saradha scam. (Photo: iStockphoto/Altered by <b>The Quint</b>)

The CBI, in a sixth supplementary chargesheet, named Nalini Chidambaram in the Saradha chit fund scam.

Named neither as a witness nor culprit, Nalini is said to be privy to certain information on the controversial channel deal. Her role will be looked into “at a later stage”, said the CBI.

She was a lawyer of Manoranjana Singh, one of the accused in the Saradha case. Her name came up as her fee had been paid from Saradha money.

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In a Serious Fraud Investigation Office Report on the Saradha scam, Nalini was the sole arbitrator in the deal signing between Sudipta Sen and Global News Network (GNN) India on 21 June 2010.

The case is being probed by three central investigating agencies: Central Bureau of Investigation, Enforcement Directorate and Serious Fraud Investigation Office.

During the questioning of Manoranjana Singh, another accused, she claimed that the Memorandum of Understanding between Saradha and GNN India were drafted by NC Associates in Chennai as Nalini was looking after her corporate affairs, reports The Times of India.

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