New Delhi, Jan 19: The West Bengal government and the ruling party in the state, the Trinamool Congress (TMC), pn Monday moved the Supreme Court and sought a monitoring by the apex court into the Saradha chit fund scam, accusing the BJP-led Centre of using the central investigative agency as a political tool. [Saradha: Bengal Congress slams Kapil Sibal for taking over TMC govt's case in SC]
Former UPA minister and senior advocate Kapil Sibal represented the Bengal government and mentioned the plea before a bench led by Justice TS Thakur and pleaded for an urgent hearing. The bench is expected to hear the matter on Thursday.
Sibal alleged that the CBI was leaking crucial information even before they reached the state government or persons involved. The former Union law minister referred to the court order issued in May last year whereby the bench had allowed the parties to approach it in case further directions were sought in the matter. The Supreme Court had ordered a CBI probe into the chit fund scams worth over crores in West Bengal, Odisha and Assam, including Saradha.
The applications have been filed separately by the state government and the TMC.