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GUWAHATI, Sept 20 � The Saradha Group was planning to construct a seven star resort in the Sonapur area on the outskirts of Guwahati city and initial works had started, before the company collapsed. Meanwhile, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is probing the Saradha chit fund scam, questioned president of the Assam Public Works (APW) Abhijeet Sarma as he was involved with the construction of the resort.

CBI sources told The Assam Tribune that the investigators found Sarma�s name while checking the documents of the Saradha Group and hence he was questioned. Sources said Sarma was questioned in Kolkata yesterday. The Bureau also made it clear that it did not issue summons to former Director General of Police, Sankar Baruah, who committed suicide on September 17.

The APW president told this correspondent immediately after his return from Kolkata that he was involved with the construction works of the resort as at that time �we did not know that the Saradha Group was involved in any illegal activity. Moreover, we never took any donation from the Saradha Group chief.�

Sarma said that the Saradha Group wanted to construct a resort at Sonapur at a cost of Rs 22 crore and as �we are already in the hotel and catering business, we were told that we would be given the responsibility of running the same.� He said initially he was given a contract of Rs 30 lakh for construction of roads and drains in 2010. He revealed that after starting work, he submitted a running bill amounting to Rs 5.80 lakh to the Saradha Group and received payments amounting to Rs 2.50 lakh and Rs 2.17 lakh vide two cheques, while the balance payment is yet to be received. The work stopped after the Saradha Group collapsed.

On his questioning by the CBI, he said he was summoned to Kolkata over phone. He said he reached the CBI office at 10.30 am and was made to wait till 6 pm. �I took all the documents including the work order. The CBI officials just checked the same as I had nothing more to say. I just told the CBI to help me get the money due to me from the Saradha Group,� he added.

Sarma further said that he brought a copy of the summon by the CBI as he needed some evidence to prove that he went to Kolkata and deposed before the central investigating agency.

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Saradha planned seven star resort at Sonapur

GUWAHATI, Sept 20 � The Saradha Group was planning to construct a seven star resort in the Sonapur area on the outskirts of Guwahati city and initial works had started, before the company collapsed. Meanwhile, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is probing the Saradha chit fund scam, questioned president of the Assam Public Works (APW) Abhijeet Sarma as he was involved with the construction of the resort.

CBI sources told The Assam Tribune that the investigators found Sarma�s name while checking the documents of the Saradha Group and hence he was questioned. Sources said Sarma was questioned in Kolkata yesterday. The Bureau also made it clear that it did not issue summons to former Director General of Police, Sankar Baruah, who committed suicide on September 17.

The APW president told this correspondent immediately after his return from Kolkata that he was involved with the construction works of the resort as at that time �we did not know that the Saradha Group was involved in any illegal activity. Moreover, we never took any donation from the Saradha Group chief.�

Sarma said that the Saradha Group wanted to construct a resort at Sonapur at a cost of Rs 22 crore and as �we are already in the hotel and catering business, we were told that we would be given the responsibility of running the same.� He said initially he was given a contract of Rs 30 lakh for construction of roads and drains in 2010. He revealed that after starting work, he submitted a running bill amounting to Rs 5.80 lakh to the Saradha Group and received payments amounting to Rs 2.50 lakh and Rs 2.17 lakh vide two cheques, while the balance payment is yet to be received. The work stopped after the Saradha Group collapsed.

On his questioning by the CBI, he said he was summoned to Kolkata over phone. He said he reached the CBI office at 10.30 am and was made to wait till 6 pm. �I took all the documents including the work order. The CBI officials just checked the same as I had nothing more to say. I just told the CBI to help me get the money due to me from the Saradha Group,� he added.

Sarma further said that he brought a copy of the summon by the CBI as he needed some evidence to prove that he went to Kolkata and deposed before the central investigating agency.

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