Kolkata, Nov 15: West Bengal police on Saturday baton-charged media personnel who were reporting on chit-fund scam accused and suspended TMC MP Kunal Ghosh. Ghosh, the suspended Trinamool Congress MP, is hospitalised after he allegedly attempted suicide yesterday (Nov 14) in jail, media reports claimed.
The incident reportedly happened when Ghosh was being taken to Bangur Institute of Neurology for medical tests from SSKM Hospital.
"Those persons who are roaming scot-free and still not apprehended in the Saradha scam case, should be arrested", Ghosh, who was arrested the Saradha chit fund scam, told reporters while he was being taken for medical tests.
Ghosh allegedly consumed several sedative pills in his cell last night in a bid to commit suicide. In the last hearing when he was produced by the CBI in the court, Ghosh had threatened that he would be forced to commit suicide if the persons whom he had named in the Saradha scam case were not arrested by CBI.
Police Baton-charge media personnel who were reporting on chit-fund scam accused TMC MP Kunal Ghosh pic.twitter.com/Dih3MJ7pnB— HeadlinesToday (@HeadlinesToday) November 15, 2014
Ghosh was first arrested by West Bengal Police and later shifted to CBI custody after the central agency took charge of the probe.
Escorted by police personnel, Ghosh stood up for a brief moment before the reporters who were present. Ghosh had allegedly named few influential political personalities of the ruling Trinamool Congress during the course of interrogation by CBI.
The attempted suicide by Kunal Ghosh has put the CBI on overdrive mode. While at some level the agency realises that it was the frustration of Ghosh that led to him attempting suicide, the CBI also claims that it has its hands full owing to the magnitude of the Saradha scam.
The 500-plus page report of the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) accessed by Oneindia makes startling revelations and points a finger at several politicians who were part of this scam.
However, at the end of it the SFIO makes an observation stating that it is the CBI which should probe deeper as these politicians were less than forthcoming when it came to providing details of the Saradha transactions. It particularly takes the name of a sitting West Bengal minister who should be probed by the CBI.
(With inputs from PTI)