Amid her party's protest alleging misuse of CBI by the Centre in the Saradha scam following state minister Madan Mitra's arrest, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said it seemed that people were being sent to jail now on political considerations too.
Terming West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress' protests in court against the arrest of minister Madan Mitra contempt of court, former chief justice of India Altamas Kabir Saturday called for bringing the matter to the apex court's immediate attention.
West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi on Saturday said that he was not "initially" informed about the arrest of the state's sports and transport minister Madan Mitra by the CBI in its ongoing probe into the Saradha scam.
On a backfoot following the arrest of minister Madan Mitra in Saradha chitfund scam, senior Trinamool Congress leader and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee on Friday questioned why the CBI is not arresting CPI(M) leaders, during whose rule such companies mushroomed in the state.
West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra, who was arrested by CBI in connection with the Saradha chitfund scam, was on Friday admitted to the state-run SSKM Hospital after he was remanded to judicial custody by a city court.
On a day when West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra was sent to judicial custody in the Saradha scam, five of his ministerial colleagues met Governor KN Tripathi complaining against the CBI investigation that was "aimed only at the ruling party".
West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra, arrested in the Saradha scam, Friday claimed he has named to the CBI, several CPI-M leaders including MP Mohammad Salim for their involvement in the multi-crore scandal. The Left leaders dismissed the allegations.
The Special Crime branch of CBI probing the Saradha scam has decided to move a higher court to appeal against Alipur ACJM's order rejecting voice sample testing of West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra who was arrested by the agency.
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's close aide and state's Transport Minister Madan Mitra, who was recently arrested by the CBI in multi-crore Saradha chitfund scam, was produced before the Alipore court on Friday.
Continuing her tirade against the CBI which is probing the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday listed some of its failures while questioning the central government`s inaction in curbing similar chit funds.
Pulling no punches in her attack against BJP for allegedly pursuing "political vendetta" against TMC, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday charged that Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was being used as a "political tool" by the NDA government and was functioning as "a department of the PMO".
Accusing TMC of holding Parliament to ransom over the arrest of its party leaders in connection with Saradha scam, BJP national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh on Tuesday said Mamata Banerjee's protests over arrest of her cabinet minister Madan Mitra was due to the fear that he might "sing before CBI".
West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra - who was arrested in the Saradha chit fund scam - Tuesday accused the CBI of pressurising him to take the names of his party leadership, including that of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
The Alipore Court on Tuesday stated that Trinamool Congress leader Madan Mitra, who had earlier this week been arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the Saradha chit-fund scam, will remain in police custody for a further three days.
Trinamool Congress members on Tuesday alleged in Lok Sabha that CBI was being misused in the Saradha scam and staged a walkout, even as government said it was willing to discuss issues related to the fraud.
The CBI sought enhanced security from the Kolkata and the Bidhannagar police when state minister Madan Mitra - arrested for his alleged role in the Saradha chit fund scandal - is presented in a city court Tuesday.