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.
The Supreme Court, on Monday, directed Advocate Prashant Bhushan to reveal source of information regarding guest list at CBI director's residence and CBI file notings. The court has asked Bhushan to submit the name of whistleblower in the controversial visitors log-book in a sealed envelope.
Observing that police investigation was not satisfactory, Bombay High Court on Monday directed CBI to take over the probe into the death of a student of Symbiosis Institute of Design in Pune two years ago.
A senior West Bengal Congress leader Abdul Mannan on Sunday said Trinamool Congress's recent protest demonstrations outside the CBI office here is tantamount to contempt of court and he will move the Supreme Court over the issue.
In the wake of CBI action in the sale of Udaipur's Laxmi Vilas Palace Hotel, Congress has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to direct the probe agency to reinvestigate the sale of two Centaur Hotels in Mumbai some 14 years ago.
Raising concerns over CBI being under the "direct control" of the Prime Minister, former top auditor Vinod Rai has said that "a police dominated" agency can't enjoy autonomy or independence available to the CAG or the Election Commission.
With the CBI carrying forward its ongoing probe into the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam and arresting state's former DGP and summoning Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Srinjoy Bose, the ruling party has decided to stage indefinite sit-in outside the agency's office beginning Thursday.
The CBI Tuesday arrested a leader of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress and former director general of the state armed police Rajat Majumdar in connection with the multi-crore-rupee Saradha chit fund scam.
Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Tuesday declined to comment on the controversy over the meetings which CBI Director Ranjit Sinha is purported to have had with some of the accused in the 2G and coal-block allocation scams.