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ED to probe funding of lawyers by Rose Valley

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KOLKATA, Jan 27 � The Enforcement Directorate, probing the Rose Valley ponzi scam, will probe the funding route of lawyers who were appearing on behalf of the company in the courts, reports PTI.

�We are going to start probing how the lawyers appearing on behalf of Rose Valley Group are being paid since most of the accounts have been sealed,� a source in the directorate told PTI.

The source said the directorate would probe whether the lawyers were being paid through the �normal methods or through clandestine channels because the money is collected from crime proceeds which the department is tracking�.

Alleging that the Rose Valley Group was resorting to �court shopping� to delay the investigations, the source said that they were moving courts after losing cases endlessly.

�Once they lose in one court, they will move to some other court just to hamper the investigations. Even they are moving lower and higher courts in places where the probe is not covered under its jurisdiction,� it said.

Money collected by Rose Valley was five times bigger than that of Saradha, the ED had said earlier.

The source said, �In spite of the ongoing probe, the group was active and collecting money for which the official name Rose Valley has been changed to Chocolate Group and Sun City Group. Although they are retaining the Rose Valley brand name�.

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ED to probe funding of lawyers by Rose Valley

KOLKATA, Jan 27 � The Enforcement Directorate, probing the Rose Valley ponzi scam, will probe the funding route of lawyers who were appearing on behalf of the company in the courts, reports PTI.

�We are going to start probing how the lawyers appearing on behalf of Rose Valley Group are being paid since most of the accounts have been sealed,� a source in the directorate told PTI.

The source said the directorate would probe whether the lawyers were being paid through the �normal methods or through clandestine channels because the money is collected from crime proceeds which the department is tracking�.

Alleging that the Rose Valley Group was resorting to �court shopping� to delay the investigations, the source said that they were moving courts after losing cases endlessly.

�Once they lose in one court, they will move to some other court just to hamper the investigations. Even they are moving lower and higher courts in places where the probe is not covered under its jurisdiction,� it said.

Money collected by Rose Valley was five times bigger than that of Saradha, the ED had said earlier.

The source said, �In spite of the ongoing probe, the group was active and collecting money for which the official name Rose Valley has been changed to Chocolate Group and Sun City Group. Although they are retaining the Rose Valley brand name�.