TMC MP arrested in chit fund scam

Kolkata, Jan 3 (IANS) Trinamool Congress MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay was on Tuesday arrested by the CBI in the Rose Valley Chit Fund scam, an official said.

He was summoned by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and was arrested at the agency’s regional office after questioning, an agency official said.

According to CBI sources, this was the Trinamool leader’s third summoning for questioning in connection with his alleged role in the scam.

Bandyopadhyay, who was summoned twice in December last year by the CBI, skipped the meeting, pleading his engagement at the parliamentary session.

The agency that is investigating the ponzi scheme scam has already interrogated another Trinamool Congress MP, Tapas Paul for his alleged involvement in the case.

Paul was arrested on December 30 and later shifted to Bhubaneswar for further interrogation.

TMC national spokesperson Derek O’Brien said Trinamool MPs will protest against the Centre in New Delhi on Wednesday.

“Some MPs will reach Delhi Parliamentary Party Office tomorrow (on Wednesday) at 2.30 p.m. to protest against this financial emergency, this complete emergency and political vendetta started by the central government,” Derek said.

–IANS

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