Trinamool MP Paul’s remand extended for three days

Bhubaneswar, Jan 3 (IANS) The Central Bureau Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday took Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Paul in custody for three more days for further interrogation in the Rose Valley chit fund scam.

A special CBI court here granted the investigating agency the custody of Paul for the second time. Earlier, the court granted three-day remand.

Sohini Paul, daughter of Tapas Paul, also appeared before the CBI here. She appeared before the agency for the second time.

Sources said the central investigating agency quizzed Sohini on the designation she held at Rose Valley Group and monetary transactions by her.

Notably, Tapas Paul was a director at Rose Valley Group. The Trinamool MP was arrested from Kolkata by the CBI on December 30. He was brought to Bhubaneswar by the CBI on December 31.

CBI sources said the agency will bring another arrested Trinamool Congress MP, Sudip Bandyopadhyay, to Bhubaneswar for further interrogation.

Bandyopadhyay was arrested on Tuesday by the CBI for his alleged involvement in the Rose Valley Group chit fund scam.