05 January, Bhubaneswar
The CBI Thursday interrogated Trinamool Congress MPs Sudip Bandopadhyay and Tapas Paul in Bhubaneswar to find out their alleged links with 17 thousand crore rupees Rose Valley chit fund scam. The interrogation will continue tomorrow.
A CBI statement said Sudip has been charged under various sections of IPC sections, including cheating and criminal conspiracy and various sections of Prize, Chits and Money Circulation (Banning) Act of 1978.
Besides, Sudip’s wife Nayna Bandyopadhyay, an MLA herself, today appeared before CBI in Bhubaneswar.
It is not clear whether Nayna deposed before the CBI or she on her own had gone to the office to meet her husband who is in CBI custody. Official sources said she spent more than one hour in the Bhubaneswar CBI office.
Earlier, CBI had arrested TMC MP Tapas Pal in connection with the same case and kept him in remand for three days, whose remand period expires tomorrow.