The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Nalini Chidambaram, wife of former Union Finance Minister P. Chidamabram, in connection with a money laundering probe into the Saradha chit fund scam case.

Ms. Chidambaram has been asked to appear before an investigating team in Kolkata in September first week.

She was the lawyer for drafting a contract for Saradha case accused Maoranjana Sinh, estranged wife of former Union Minister Matang Sinh, who is also under CBI scrutiny.

The amount in question is Rs 1.26 crore, sources said, and the Enforcement Directorate wants to understand the exact flow of funds to her from Saradha company accounts and the contract made therein.

She has earlier been questioned by the ED and CBI in this regard but sources claimed she has been summoned on the “light of new evidence.”

The ED has filed a charge sheet in this case in a special PMLA court in Kolkata early this year and it is working to file more similar complaints in the future.

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