In a major overhaul of security drill for VIPs, NSG's elite 'Black Cat' commandos are likely to be withdrawn for Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and RJD Supremo Lalu Prasad even as Saradha scam accused Mantang Sinh will continue to enjoy Z-plus cover.
Amid reports of Trinamool Congress general secretary Mukul Roy forming a new political outfit, party chief Mamata Banerjee on Sunday called up the leader but it was not immediately known what transpired during the talks.
Former Trinamool Congress MP Srinjoy Bose, who was arrested by the CBI in connection with the Saradha scam and later granted conditional bail, on Saturday visited the CBI office here for further interrogation.
A city court tonight incorporated section 409 of IPC (criminal breach of trust by a public servant) against West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra in Saradha chit fund scam case on a plea by CBI amid high drama in the court room with a section of lawyers demanding a hearing before passing any order.
Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday said all those involved in the Saradha scam should be punished as public money was looted, even as he expressed confidence over BJP doing well in the coming by-polls and next Assembly elections in West Bengal.
Reports have revealed that Gandhi family loyalist Digvijaya Singh wrote letters to the then PM Manmohan Singh in 2012 requesting not to take away Matang Sinh's security. Sinh has been arrested by CBI in connection with Saradha chit-fund scam.