The Trinamool Congress lawmakers marched to the residence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi a day after its senior leader and MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay was arrested by CBI in Rose Valley chit fund scam. Main Opposition party Congress stood by Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and called the arrest as “revenge” and “vendetta” by the BJP-led Government for her sharing the stage with Rahul Gandhi, in protest against the implementation of demonetisation step few days back.
Earlier in the day, Sudip Bandyopadhyay’s wife registered a complaint against agancy accusing it of not informing of her husband’s arrest. In her complaint, the leader’s wife also alleged that none of her family members were informed as to where the Trinamool MP was taken after the arrest. TMC’s Chandrima Bhattacharya has also filed a complaint against CBI in Anandpur PS, in West Bengal over the same matter.
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Yesterday, the CBI arrested Bandyopadhyay for his alleged role in the scam, which allegedly bigger than Saradha scam at Rs 17,000 crore scam. Bandyopadhyay, who arrived at the CBI office in Kolkata at around 11 am yesterday, was arrested after being interrogated for close to four hours. Speaking to media persons, he claimed that his arrest “was the result of his role in Lok Sabha on demonetisation”. Casting doubts over the agency’s probe, the leader said that he did not take any money from Rose Valley. Bandyopadhyay also claimed that the “investigation is being controlled from higher offices and they (CBI) have sent papers to Delhi.”