Saradha chitfund: Mukul Roy leaves for Delhi again

Kolkata, Jan 15: TMC general secretary Mukul Roy, who was asked by CBI to appear before it in connection with Saradha chitfund probe has again left for the capital today.

"I am the general secretary of All India Trinamool Congress. I am going to sit at my office in Delhi," he told reporters before his departure today.

Mukul Roy

After returning here yesterday he had said, "I was in Delhi. I have come back. I will contact them (CBI). I will certainly inform when and what time I will go. I will also talk to our party leadership."

Roy had sought 15 days extension of time to appear before the central agency in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam probe yesterday.

Speaking to PTI last night, Roy said "I had confirmed to CBI while I was Delhi that I would appear before it. But at the time, by-poll to two seats in West Bengal had not been announced.

"Since I am a key functionary of the party and would be pre-occupied with the by-election, I have sought 15 days time from CBI," he had said. The senior TMC leader had also said that he would "cooperate with CBI in its investigation."

The special crime branch of CBI had stated that his plea for that extension would not be granted. CBI had on Monday asked Roy to appear before it when he was in Delhi.

The by-election to Bongaon parliamentary constituency and Krishnagar assembly seat were announced by the Election Commission on Tuesday.


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