Kolkata: In an interesting turn of the event CPM leader and former state finance minister Ashim Dasgupta has been summoned by CBI over his alleged role in the multi-crore Saradha scam, reports said on Friday. The CPM which has voiced the involvement of Trinamool in the scam vociferously has now clearly been troubled.
As per reports, the bureau summoned Dasgupta based on a statement made by his personal secretary Ganesh Dey during an interrogation in 2013. The CBI is likely to ask Dasgupta to appear in its office next week, said sources.
The ruling TMC government has been haunted in the scam as many of its top leaders name appeared in the CBI list including former transport minister Madan Mitra and MP Kunal Ghosh, both of them currently behind the bars.