TMC Leader Sudip Bandopadhyay Grilled By ED In Connection With Rose Valley Chit Fund Case

BENGAL Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee cried foul after Senior Trinamool Congress MP and Former Union Minister Sudip Bandopadhyay was on Friday grilled for long hours by the Enforcement Directorate in the Rose Valley chit fund case. Bandopadhyay, who was earlier arrested by the CBI and spent about a year in an Odisha jail, has been granted conditional bail by the Orissa High Court.  He maintains a low profile   after  his release on  bail .Media  report  quoting  sources said  the ED  was not satisfied with the answers and documents provided by Bandopadhyay  who was  close  to the  TMC  supremo. .“Documents were incomplete and replies were too,” media added. The Lok Sabha Member has been asked to appear once again with relevant documents supporting his claims. Another TMC MP Tapas Paul , film star  turned  politician ,had also been summoned by the ED. Paul  has  also  been released  on  bail. Commenting on her party’s leader   Bandopadhyay’s grilling by ED, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Bandopadhyay was being unnecessarily being harassed by the agencies at the direction from Delhi. “I want to know what he has done. Why is he being persecuted and harassed like this?”She said Bandopadhyay’s fault was that he was vociferously criticising   the NDA Government in Parliament. Meanwhile ,the CBI which was also probing the chit fund cases,  has issued summons to senior IPS officers including Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar, A Ghosh and former Additional CP Pallab Kanti Ghosh.They were  entrusted  with  the probe into the  multi-crore  fraud  by the Mamata  Government  before  CBI took over the  case  at the instance  of the  Supreme Court of  India.  Ghosh has already appeared before the CBI and recorded his statements.

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