Demanding that CBI interrogate West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in the Saradha Chit Fund probe, the West Bengal Left Front has sought an appointment with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to apprise him of the situation and discuss possible alternatives to help the duped investors.
Odisha Assembly was adjourned minutes after its winter session commenced on Thursday as the Opposition raised slogans and Congress members stormed into the well alleging involvement of ruling BJD leaders in the ponzi scheme scandal in the state.
Suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh, named in the CBI chargesheet in the multi-crore Saradha scam, claimed in court on Monday that investigation into the case was being influenced and threatened suicide.
Hitting out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for "patronising corruption", BJP Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday said the Saradha scam would prove to be the Waterloo for Trinamool Congress in days to come.
CPI(M) Politburo member Brinda Karat on Thursday said chances were bright in the on going CBI probe into the multi-crore Saradha ponzi scam that names of more Trinamool Congress leaders and some of its MPs and MLAs will pop up.
CBI on Saturday arrested a senior functionary of an Odisha-based chit fund company in connection with a multi-crore ponzi scam after finding him holed up inside a well at the back of his residence in Bhubaneswar.
A city court on Tuesday granted the Enforcement Directorate the custody of the wife and son of multi-crore Saradha scam accused Sudipta Sen for two more days in connection with money laundering charges.
The Left Front has chalked out an agitation programme against the Mamata Banerjee government`s alleged attempt to take away democratic rights in the state and its handling of the multi-crore Saradha group ponzi scam issue.
Debjani Mukherjee, Saradha group director and a co-accused in the ponzi scam alongwith its chairman Sudipto Sen, and in-charge of the Durgapur branch of the company Manoj Negel, were remanded in six days police custody.
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.
Uncertainty prevailed over the judicial inquiry into multi-crore chit fund scam in the state on Saturday after Orissa High Court turned down the state government`s request to spare a sitting judge for the probe.