Saradha scam: CBI arrests Trinamool MP Srinjoy Bose

Updated - November 16, 2021 05:50 pm IST

Published - November 21, 2014 05:19 pm IST - Kolkata

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested on Friday, All India Trinamool Congress (AITC), Rajya Sabha MP Srinjoy Bose in connection with the Saradha scam.

“CBI has arrested Mr. Bose for his prima facie involvement in the cases,” a senior CBI official told The Hindu . The MP is also a prominent businessman and has interest in cargo handling and media. He is the owner and the Editor of a hugely circulated Bengali daily, Sambad Pratidin .

Earlier in the day when he appeared before the CBI, Mr. Bose said that he was called as a witness and will extend all cooperation in the case. “I have done nothing wrong so why should I be worried,” he told the journalists while entering the CBI office.

Mr. Bose is the second Rajya Sabha MP to be arrested in the scam, the first being Kunal Ghosh who is behind bars for over a year now. Mr. Ghosh used to work in Sambad Pratidin .

In the letter written to the CBI in April 2013, Saradha chief Sudipta Sen has alleged that Mr. Bose “pressurized and extorted” money from him. Mr. Bose’s company had business links with Saradha Group.

Prior to his arrest on Friday Mr. Bose was questioned thrice by Enforcement Directorate and once by the CBI.

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