Kolkata: The CBI questioned Bengali film producer Shrikant Mohta, also the co-founder of Shree Venkatesh Films (SVF) in connection with the multi-crore Rose Valley Scam. Last week, it served him a notice to appear at its office at CGO Complex in Salt Lake to face questioning.
Mr Mohta was grilled over two hours and his statement was recorded also before he was allowed to go. According to sources, the CBI is trying to recover the details of a deal between Rose Valley and SVF. Sources revealed that the central agency suspect that SVF sold telecast rights for around 70 films to Rose Valley’s TV channel in 2010 for nearly Rs 25 crores.
Rose Valley chairman Gautam Kundu, who is now lodged in jail custody, earlier moved the court against SVF for allegedly not honouring the deal claiming that his company was given only 30 films. The CBI wanted to know from Mr Mohta about how he came to know Mr Kundu and details of the deal.
Meanwhile, it arrested two persons from Bengal and another from Odisha in connection with a fake railway recruitment job racket. The accused are Narayan Patra of Kolkata, Govind Sinha of Howrah and Kishore Chandra Pradhan of Cuttack. They had opened a fake portal which was an exact copy of the original Rail Vikas Nigam Limited website to run the racket.