Kolkata, Dec 14: Anil Sinha, the new director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said on Saturday that they hoped to expose all those who are involved in the Saradha chit fund scam soon. [Mamata calls CBI "Nyaka Chandi"]
Sinha said this after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee criticised the CBI in the wake of the arrest of her minister Madan Mitra in connection to the scam, accusing it of acting as the BJP's frontal organisation like the RSS and Bajrang Dal. [Trinamool's M-trio: Where is Mukul Roy?]
Supporters of the ruling Trinamool Congress staged protest across the state on Saturday when the arrested minister was being produced in a court in Kolkata. TMC's lawyers created a big ruckus in the court, disallowing the CBI's lawyers to speak. Mitra was sent to four days of CBI custody by the court.
Senior officers of the central investigative agency interrogated Mitra for nearly two hours on Saturday. Sources said the sleuths were trying to learn whether Mitra had channelised Saradha's money to his party.
The CBI has critical proof in its possession and is trying to find whether a part of the Rs 1 crore fund which was released by Saradha chief Sudipta Sen for the Swaminarayan Temple went to the TMC.
Mitra will also be asked about the testimonies that his aides Bapi Karim and Prashanta Pramanik gave about his regular visits to Saradha's Midland Park office in Kolkata.
Sen's lawyer Naresh Bhalodia will also be grilled alongside Mitra as he was allegedly a witness to some deals between Sen and Mitra.