Kolkata: Former union minister Matang Sinh was on Saturday evening arrested by the CBI over his alleged involvement in Saradha chit fund scam. The CBI questioned Sinh for more than seven hours and arrested him on charges of criminal conspiracy and cheating.
He had been earlier questioned by the Enforcement Directorate too in connection with Saradha scam in Delhi.
Arriving at the CBI complex here this morning for the first time to face questions regarding his business transactions with Saradha group chief Sudipto Sen, Singh had told reporters, "Getting into a business deal is not a crime."
"I do not know Sudipto Sen," he said.
The former Congress MP from Assam said he had "submitted money to the Shyamal Sen commission", formed soon after the Saradha scam broke, to repay the investors.
(With PTI inputs)