Kolkata, Jan 3: Coming out as big jolt for Trinamool Congress Sudip Bandyopadhyay, Lok Sabha MP has been arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation, after hours of questioning in Kolkata in connection with the alleged Rose Valley chit fund scam.
Considered as a close aide of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Bandyopadhyay has been under the scanner of CBI in the case of Rose Valley chit fund where thousands of small investors were allegedly cheated. Earlier another lawmaker Tapas Pal was arrested by the CBI on Friday.
The CBI is investigating the unregulated financial investment schemes that were run by Rose Valley - a Bengal conglomerate with interests in real estate and entertainment. Soon after the arrest of Trinamool MP Bandyopadhyay, a BJP office in Kolkata was reportedly attacked.
"The Trinamool Congress will start state wide protests and agitations from tomorrow. We will take to the streets against Modi government tomorrow... Will protest outside RBI Kolkata on January 9, and on January 10 and 11 in Delhi" said Banerjee.