Kolkata: Trinamool Congress General Secretary Mukul Roy, who was summoned by the CBI for questioning in connection with the Saradha scam, on Friday said he was not avoiding the investigating agency but following his own schedule.
On being asked by reporters about why he was avoiding the CBI, "Question does not arise about avoiding CBI... I am following my own schedule."
"I have always said I will cooperate with the investigation," Roy said after landing at the city airport from New Delhi this evening.
"I have already sent a letter (to CBI) that I will go and join the interrogation process on and around January 28 onwards," he said.
"I have stated that I would be busy in connection with the Netaji birth anniversary programmes on January 23, Republic Day parade on January 26 and I have been invited to attend the At Home function at Rashtrapati Bhavan on that day. I have said that you (CBI) can ask me to appear any time after 2 pm on January 28," Roy had told PTI yesterday.
Roy, former Railway Minister, was earlier asked to appear before CBI for interrogation by yesterday.
CBI had said that interrogation of Roy was important to charge sheet West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra who has been arrested in connection with the Saradha scam and is now in jail custody.