Kolkata: Trinamool Congress MP Tapal Paul, who was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the Rose Valley chit fund scam on Friday, was taken to Bhubaneswar in Odisha early on Saturday morning. The MP was taken straight to the CBI office in transit remand.
The Rose Valley Group, of which Tapas Pal was a former director, had received over Rs 10,000 crore in public deposits from several people across the country, especially from eastern states including West Bengal and Odisha. It could not repay a substantial part of it.
The former director will be kept at the CBI office in Bhubaneswar and will be presented before the CBI court after the paper work is over.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee feels the arrest was made to intimidate TMC party members. She said that it is a political vendetta which the Centre is fulfilling through the CBI.