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TMC MP Tapas Paul arrested by CBI in chit fund scam case

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 30 December 2016, 16:50 IST

Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Tapas Paul was arrested by the CBI on 30 December for his alleged involvement in the Rose Valley chit fund scam.

Tapas Paul personally appeared at the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) office in the North 24 Parganas on Friday, after being summoned by the investigative body in connection with the chit fund scam case.

The agency has charged several TMC members in its probes against chit fund companies including Saradha.

Earlier this week, the CBI has summoned two Trinamool Congress MPs, Sudip Bandyopadhyay and Tapas Paul, in connection with the scam case.

The legislators were told to present themselves before the CBI team on December 30.

The development comes days after the Trinamool Congress accused the Centre of using the probe agencies to put pressure on its leaders, who have been protesting against demonetisation.

The CBI had earlier this year filed a charge sheet against Rose Valley chairman Gautam Kundu and three other accused.

The firm was charged with defrauding depositors from across the country of Rs 17,000 crore, out of which Rs 450 crore was received by the ponzi firm from Odisha alone. In its chargesheet, CBI had claimed that it was still probing the role of "influential people" in the scam.

--with inputs from ANI

First published: 30 December 2016, 16:50 IST
 
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