Actress Rituparna appears before Kolkata ED

Kolkata, June 19 (UNI) Bengali actress Rituparna Sengupta on Wednesday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials in the city responding to a summon by the central agency in relation to the ongoing Calcutta High Court-monitored alleged ration scam, official sources said.

The ED, probing the money trail in the ration scam during the Covid-19 period, had summoned the actress to appear at its city office on June 6 but she appeared on Wednesday since she was outside the state during that time, sources added.

Sengupta’s name allegedly appeared while the ED was investigating the money transactions through banking in the scam. It was alleged that the money laundered in the scam was transacted outside the country, sources added.

The ED is seeking information from the actress if she knows anything about it , they said.

The probe agency requested specific documents related to the actress’ bank transactions.

The ED has arrested West Bengal’s former Food Minister Jyotirpriya Mallick, rice mills owner Bakibur Rahman and many others in the alleged scam.

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