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Rose Valley chit fund scam: CBI court allows accused MP Bandopadhyay to go abroad

TMC MP Sudip Bandopadhyay is currently out on bail.

india Updated: Oct 21, 2017 23:28 IST
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service, Bhubaneswar
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TMC MP Sudip Bandopadhyay being taken by CBI officers to Bhubaneswar for further inquiry on January 3, 2017.(PTI File Photo)

A special CBI court here on Saturday allowed Trinamool Congress (TMC) Lok Sabha member Sudip Bandopadhyay, accused in the Rose Valley chit fund scam, to go abroad for his official UNO General Assembly tour.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court allowed Bandopadhyay to go abroad following the Orissa High Court’s order to the lower court to consider the TMC MP’s passport issue for his official UNO General Assembly visit.

The court permitted the TMC leader, who appeared before the court on Saturday, to use his surrendered passport for the purpose of foreign visit.

It allowed him to leave India for abroad from October 27 to November 1 and resubmit the passport with the court positively on November 8.

The TMC MP was arrested by the CBI sleuths from Kolkata in January this year for his alleged involvement with the Rs 17,000 crore Rose Valley chit fund scam, which is being probed by the agency under the Supreme Court’s directions.

Currently, he is on bail granted by the Orissa High Court on health grounds.

The CBI has arrested another TMC MP, Tapas Pal, for his alleged involvement in the scam.

First Published: Oct 21, 2017 23:28 IST