CBI interrogates Bengal minister, Trinamool MP
Kolkata: The Special Crime Branch of CBI on Friday interrogated West Bengal Textiles Minister Shyamapada Mukherjee and Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Srinjoy Bose in connection with the Saradha ponzi scam. Mukherjee and Bose arrived at the CBI office in Kolkata in the morning following summons served on them to appear before the agency sleuths.
State Transport Minister Madan Mitra, who was also asked to appear before CBI on Wednesday in connection with the scam, was admitted to state-run SSKM Hospital on Tuesday after a brief stay at a private clinic in the city.
Asked what CBI would do in the case of Mitra, a source said, “We will follow the norms laid down in CrPC”. Mukherjee had allegedly sold his shares in a cement company to Saradha group chief Sudipto Sen, whose has been chargesheeted by the CBI.
The CBI sleuths had found some discrepancy in the share transaction for which the minister had been asked to appear before the agency for clarification.
Bose, who owns a Bengali daily, had entered into a business transaction with Sen. “I have been asked to depose as a witness. I will co-operate with the agency as a responsible citizen and no wrong has been committed on my part,” he told reporters while entering CBI office.
CBI had also summoned former Trinamool MP Somen Mitra to appear before the sleuths for questioning. Mitra has now rejoined Congress.