Kolkata, Jan 7: The probe in the Saradha scam is set to take a new turn when the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) files a report before the Supreme Court in which it will name several high profile personalities who need to be questioned.
CBI director Anil Sinha, while replying to a question on whether Mamata Banerjee will be questioned said that everyone who needs to be questioned and none will be spared.
Hostile TMC behaviour:
While filing the status report in the Supreme Court, the CBI will highlight the unruly behaviour by the TMC leaders at the time Madan Mitra was being produced before the court.
The CBI had alleged that they felt threatened at the crowd that had gathered there and have contemplated moving the case out of West Bengal in order to conduct a fair probe.
In its report to the Supreme Court, the CBI will speak about this incident and also put forth the various communication details it had with the West Bengal police. The CBI had sought additional protection for its officers probing the scam.
No option but to seek transfer:
The CBI says that it is left with very little choice, but to seek a transfer of the case out of West Bengal. We feel that in such an atmosphere it will be very difficult to conduct a fair trial.
The atmosphere has been vitiated enough and our officers have felt threatened and the Madan Mitra incident is proof of the same. We will inform the Supreme Court and see what the directive would be.
Ideally it would be better to conduct the case in West Bengal itself. If the TMC can assure that they will not vitiate the atmosphere then we may reconsider out application, a CBI official informed.
Need to question more persons:
The CBI in its status report to the Supreme Court will also emphasise the need to question more persons in connection with this case. There are some names that have been taken even by the Serious Frauds Investigation Office who the CBI has not been able to question.
The allegations made by Kunal Ghosh against some high and mighty has been considered by the CBI and they would inform the Supreme Court about the same.