The CBI on Thursday interrogated a Mumbai based model and tele serial producer for the fourth time in 18 days for her alleged link with Artha Tatwa Group, accused of duping investors in the multi-crore chitfund scam.
Accusing the BJD government in Odisha of being neck-deep in corruption, senior Congress leader Niranjan Patnaik on Thursday demanded a CBI probe into the mining scam saying an inquiry by the central agency into the chitfund scam has exposed the ruling party leaders.
Senior BJD leader and Odisha MLA Pravat Kumar Tripathy was on Tuesday interrogated by CBI in connection with the chit-fund scam, while the ruling party sought to wash its hands off saying Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik would not tolerate any corruption.
Responding to a notice issued by the Judicial Commission probing the chit fund scam in Odisha, CBI on Tuesday said evolving a mechanism to refund investors? money at the current stage of the investigation would hamper the probe.
Sudipta Sen, the main accused in the Saradha chitfund scam, suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh and alleged associate Debjani Mukherjee were today sent by a city court to judicial remand till July seven.
Welcoming the Supreme Court order directing CBI to probe the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam, the Congress on Friday described it as a "personal political defeat" of Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee while the BJP said that the TMC stood "badly exposed".
Virtually cold-shouldering Opposition CPI(M)`s demand for a CBI enquiry into the Saradha chitfund scam in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said similar probes into incidents in Singur and Nandigram had not yielded results.
CBI on Wednesday arrested an absconding alleged mastermind of chitfund scam in Tripura, Abu Sadeque Ishtiak Ahmed Choudhury, in Kolkata where he was hiding after duping a number of people from the state.
Saradha group chairman Sudipta Sen, prime accused in the multi-crore chitfund scam, on Wednesday prayed before the Calcutta High Court that a special court be formed to try all cases filed against him, claiming he was ill and overstressed since his arrest in April this year.
Odisha Assembly was today adjourned twice following a pandemonium over the chitfund scam and the issue of non-revision of royalty for major minerals by Congress members and treasury bench MLAs respectively.
Terming BJD`s `Swabhiman Samabesh` at Delhi tomorrow as an "amusement rally", opposition Congress and BJP alleged that the June 12 congregation aimed at deflecting public attention from the multi-crore chitfund scam in Odisha.