Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jan 3:

Arrested Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Paul’s daughter Sohini Paul today appeared before the CBI in Odisha capital for the second time in connection with the Rose Valley Group chit fund scam.


Sohini had yesterday presented herself before the investigating agency here responding to its notice.

It may be mentioned here that Tapas Paul while working as a director at Rose Valley Group had given appointments to his wife, daughter, and niece in different positions.

Sources said CBI quizzed Sohini on the designation she held at Rose Valley Group and monetary transactions by her during her tenure in the company.

On the other hand, the 3-day remand of Tapas Paul came to an end today.

He was brought to Bhubaneswar from Kolkata by the CBI on December 31 and produced before the Special CJM CBI court here which granted the investigating agency a 3-day remand of the MP.

The Bengali cine star, who presented himself at the CBI’s regional office in Kolkata on December 30 after being summoned, was arrested on the very day after questioning.

In the chargesheet submitted at the Special CJM court here on January 7 last year, CBI had charged the Ponzi firm of defrauding depositors of Rs 17,000 crore, out of which Rs 450 crore is from Odisha alone. The company was active in Odisha with 28 branches in almost every district.