Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jan 4:
The CBI, probing into the mega chit fund scam, brought Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay, who was yesterday arrested over his alleged involvement in the Rose Valley Group chit fund scam, to Odisha capital last night to produce him before court here.
Bandyopadhyay was taken from Biju Patnaik International Airport here to CBI’s regional office in Bhubaneswar amid tight security.
A four-time Lok Sabha member and a minister of state in the Manmohan Singh government, Bandyopadhyay was summoned by the CBI and arrested after questioning in Kolkata yesterday.
CBI sources said Bandyopadhyay failed to give satisfactory answers to many questions and was found to be uncooperative.
Having cast its net across West Bengal, Tripura, Assam, Odisha, Jharkhand and Maharashtra among others, the Rose Valley Group is alleged to have illegally raised around Rs 17,000 crore from the public after wooing them with false promises of paying high rates of interest.