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Ex-WB minister might be called again for questioning

Last Updated: Friday, July 12, 2013 - 15:25

Kolkata: The CID is contemplating to again question former West Bengal housing minister and CPI(M) leader Gautam Deb on alleged financial irregularities in a joint venture between the erstwhile Left Front government and a real estate company.

"We think of questioning him once again. Lets see. We have not informed anything officially," ADG (CID) Sivaji Ghosh said.

Earlier in June, Deb was questioned by the CID.

Deb had then alleged that it was under the instruction of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee that the CID had summoned him and had kept him at Bhawani Bhawan for two hours.

Earlier this year, the state housing department under the ruling Trinamool Congress had lodged a complaint at the Taltala police station, alleging that major financial irregularities had been found in transactions by the Bengal Greenfield Housing Development Corporation Limited.

The company was one of the eight real estate firms with which the former Left Front government had entered into a joint venture.

Left Front Chairman Biman Bose has accused the Trinamool regime of harassing CPI(M) leaders and former ministers through false cases.

PTI



First Published: Friday, July 12, 2013 - 15:25

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