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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jan 5:

Nayna Bandyopadhyay, wife of Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay who has been arrested over his alleged involvement in the Rose Valley Group chit fund scam, arrived at the regional office of CBI in Odisha capital today.

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“It is very much clear that the CBI is being used by the BJP. From back-to-back arrest of two Trinamool leaders, it is evident that political vendetta is the reason behind Sudip’s arrest,” Nayna told media persons here.

Nayna, a Trinamool MLA, spent about one hour at the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) office here. She came to meet Sudip, said sources.

Protesting against the arrest of Sudip, Nayna had said in Kolkata on Wednesday that the CBI has turned into the central government’s “caged parrot”.

“The CBI has become a caged parrot of the central government. How can they arrest an MP and a senior politician like Sudip Bandyopadhyay on fake charges when he was summoned for interrogation in the case?” she said.

Worth mentioning, the MP is currently under a six-day CBI remand for further interrogation over his alleged complicity in the scam.

The Special CBI Court here had yesterday allowed the Central investigation agency to take Sudip on a six-day remand.

A four-time Lok Sabha member and a minister of state in the Manmohan Singh government, Sudip was brought here on Tuesday night after his arrest by the CBI at Kolkata.

He is the second TMC MP to be arrested by the CBI after Tapas Paul in the Rose Valley chit fund scam.

Sources at the CBI revealed that the Central investigating agency intends to grill both Paul and Bandyopadhyay making sit face to face in connection with their alleged involvement in the scam.

Allegedly, the Rose Valley Group had financed the TMC lawmaker’s foreign trips and had gifted him with luxury cars in lieu of promoting its illegal business. (With IANS inputs)