Kolkata: Arrested by the CBI in the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam, Trinamool Congress leader and former IPS officer Rajat Majumdar was Thursday sent to five days custody of the agency by a court here.
Majumdar, who was hospitalized after he complained of chest pain immediately after his Tuesday arrest, was presented before a city court after being discharged by the state-run NRS Medical College and Hospital earlier in the day.
During the court hearing, Majumdar, who retired as director general, armed police, dubbed his arrest "politically motivated" and asserted the agency will not be able to derive any information from him.
After hearing the prosecution, the court remanded Majumdar to five days custody.
Later while being taken to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) office, Majumdar reiterated his stand of not cooperating with the agency.
Asked by media persons if he will cooperate with the agency, Majumdar replied: "No", adding: "I have said in the court whatever I have to say."
Majumdar's name cropped up after suspended Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha member Kunal Ghosh, now behind bars, accused the former Indian Police Service officer of swindling crores of rupees in organising a cultural programme in Las Vegas in 2012.
Majumdar, who worked as a security advisor for the Saradha group, joined Trinamool in recent years, and served as the party's poll observer for Birbhum district for the 2013 panchayat election.
Besides being grilled multiple times, CBI sleuths raided his residence and seized many documents Aug 14.