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Saradha scam: TMC MP summoned for questioning

PTI  Kolkata, September 21, 2013
First Published: 17:08 IST(21/9/2013) | Last Updated: 20:10 IST(21/9/2013)

Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Kunal Ghosh, who has demanded a CBI investigation into the Saradha Ponzi scam in West Bengal, was on Saturday summoned by police for questioning in the case.

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Ghosh, who arrived at the Bidhannagar Commissionerate, told reporters that he was summoned by the deputy commissioner (detective department) who rang him up on Friday.

"I have come here responding to his phone call. I am ready to fully cooperate with the police. I have said earlier that I will come whenever I am called," the MP said.

Ghosh, who had on Friday demanded a CBI probe into the Saradha scam which defrauded thousands in the state, had been earlier questioned by the Bidhannagar police in April in the case.

Maintaining that he had full faith in chief minister Mamata Banerjee and the police, Ghosh said he had sought a CBI probe in the case since a political attack had been made on him.

"Whether I am involved in it or not may be investigated by the CBI if necessary," he said.

On Friday, the MP had demanded that all names that figured in the scam and those known to the Saradha Group CMD Sudipta Sen, should be interrogated by the CBI.

He had said that he refused to be used by those trying to keep him in front while shielding others in the scam.

Last night, TMC decided to issue show-cause notice to Ghosh along with two other party MPs, Satabdi Roy and Tapas Pal, for alleged anti-party activities after they shared dais with rebel party MLA Shikha Mitra.

Ghosh said that he was yet to receive any show cause letter from the party.


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