TMC MP Sudip Bandopadhyay Appears Before CBI

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Update: Rose Valley scam: TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay reaches CBI office in Kolkata. I have come here (CBI office) to clarify my position on whatever question they have: TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay.

This is the first time that he would be grilled in the matter soon after another party MP Tapas Pal was sent to police custody in the case.

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When asked, Bandyopadhyay told waiting reporters here, “I said I will come to face CBI interrogation to know what is against me”.

He also alleged political vendetta against him and the Trinamool Congress party by the NDA-ruled Central government.

Rose Valley scam, which was also being investigated by the Enforcement Directorate, encompasses a larger amount of money swindling as compared to the Saradha case.

Kolkata: Trinamool Congress MP Sudip Bandopadhyay on Tuesday said that he would appear before the CBI on January 3 (today) in connection with the investigation into the Rose Valley chit fund scam.

“I was first called on November 15, but I couldn’t go as Parliament was in session. Then they called me again in the last last week of December asking me to appear on December 30. I told them I want to come on January 18. But the CBI told me to come on January 3, to which I agreed,” Mr Bandopadhyay said.

The CBI had issued summons to two Trinamool Congress MPs, Sudip Bandyopadhyay and Tapas Pal, on December 27 in connection with the alleged Rose Valley scam, one of the cases being probed by the investigating agency as part of chit fund scams Pal was arrested on Friday.

A senior CBI official said based on the questioning of Mr Bandopadhyay the agency would decide the next line of action.

“Earlier, we had called him twice, but he did not turn up. He was again called on December 30 but he said he would come on January 3. So now if he does not turn up, we will look into other options after January 3,” a CBI official had told PTI on condition of anonymity.