Saradha Scam: Former Union Minister Arrested


Kolkata: Former Union Minister Matang Singh has been arrested by CBI in connection with the Saradha Scam. The CBI questioned Matang Singh for seven hours and arrested him on charges of  cheating and criminal conspiracy.

He had been earlier quizzed by the Enforcement Directorate too in connection with Saradha scam in Delhi.

Singh was questioned for more than seven hours by the investigating agency, he added.

Arriving at the CBI office in the morning for the first time to face questions regarding his business transactions with Saradha group chief Sudipto Sen, Singh had told reporters, “Getting into a business deal is not a crime.”

“I do not know Sudipto Sen,” he added. The former Congress MP from Assam said he had “submitted money to the Shyamal Sen commission”, formed soon after the Saradha scam broke, to repay the investors.