Update: CBI has grilled Madan Mitra for one and half hour. The sleuths have questioned Madan about the role played by the leaders of ruling Trinamool government in Saradha scam. Sources said that Madan has refused to answer many a critical questions asked by the agency. CBI will again interrogate Madan on Friday.
Kolkata: A team of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has reached the SSKM Hospital to interrogate transport minister Madan Mitra on Saradha Scam. The Alipore Court had earlier permitted the agency to question Madan on the scam. The court had also mentioned that the interrogation will take place in th presence of Mitra’s lawyer.
Madan, who is behind the bar over his alleged role in the multi crore Saradha scam is under treatment at the SSKM Hospital for respiratory problems. A desperate Madan has earlier tried to secure bail by placing high-profile lawyer Kapil Sibal as his counsel. The attempt proved futile as Calcutta High Court rejected his bail plea, citing reason that Madan’s influential position may influence the ongoing investigation on Saradha scam.