Saradha scam: Fresh CBI summon for West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra

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Kolkata, Dec 9: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has freshly summoned West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra for questioning in the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam.

WB: Fresh CBI summon for TMC minister
The agency had first summoned the senior Trinamool Congress leader Nov 18 but he could not appear on health grounds.

"He (Mitra) has been intimated to appear for questioning Thursday," a CBI official said.

After undergoing treatment at a private hospital, Mitra Nov 20 got himself admitted to the state-run SSKM Hospital from where he was discharged Nov 26.

Denying any involvement in the scam, the minister, upon discharge from the hospital, had asserted he would cooperate with the CBI whenever the agency called him for questioning.

The agency had earlier grilled Mitra's former confidential assistant Bapi Karim.

A few Trinamool leaders including Rajya Sabha members Kunal Ghosh and Srinjoy Bose are behind bars in connection with the scam.

IANS

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