The former Trinamool Congress MP was suspended for remarking he couldn’t be made a scapegoat

A day after he was questioned in New Delhi by the Serious Fraud Investigation Office under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs with regard to the Saradha Ponzi scheme scam, suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh said here on Friday that “I sincerely tried to help the investigators to the best of my knowledge.”

“I tried to clarify to the investigators that I was a salaried person in the Saradha Group whose owner was Sudipta Sen,” he said, pointing out that he submitted documents of his income to the SFIO officials to clarify his position in the company.

The SFIO officials have asked him to be present at their office on October 21 for further interrogation.

Officials of the Bidhannagar Police station have summoned Mr. Ghosh for an eighth round of questioning on Saturday.

Earlier, Mr. Ghosh, who was suspended from the Trinamool last month for “anti-party activities”, had claimed that some leaders of the party had links with the Saradha Group that had duped lakhs of investors who have deposited their savings in its Ponzi schemes.

He was suspended after his remark that he could not be made a “scapegoat” in the scam and alleged that a senior leader of the ruling party, who was now demanding his resignation, had tried to extort Rs. 4 core from Mr. Sen.