Trinamool Congress MP and actor Mithun Chakraborty surrendered an amount of 1.2 crore to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) an amount of about Rs 1.2 crore that he had received from scam-hit Saradha group of companies for being its brand ambassador.
Sources said a team of lawyers and other representatives of the actor reached the probe agency’s office at Salt Lake in Kolkata and handed over a Demand Draft (DD) to the investigating officer (IO) of the case.
According to reports, this was part of Chakraborty’s earlier commitment that he would return the funds that he had received from the group and the DD has been given to the IO of the Saradha scam probe case.
The Enforcement Directorate had in June last year questioned the actor in Mumbai after it found that an amount of about Rs. 2 crore had gone into his account from Saradha business portals.