Education Minister of West Bengal and close aide of CM Mamata Banerjee, Partha Chatterjee, has been issued a notice by the CBI over the Sarada Chit Fund Scam. Chatterjee has been summoned in connection with the TMC mouthpiece ‘Jago Bangla’.
#JustIn | West Bengal Education minister Partha Chatterjee (@itspcofficial) receives CBI notice on the Saradha chit fund scam. Chatterjee has received the notice regarding the TMC mouthpiece ‘Jago Bangla’ pic.twitter.com/dbZNcB1mrP
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Chatterjee, who is also the General Secretary of Trinamool Congress, has been asked to appear before the CBI today. It is unclear, however, whether he will heed the notice.
#Breaking | Top West Bengal Minister Partha Chatterjee (@itspcofficial) summoned by CBI for interrogation in connection with Saradha chit fund scam. | Sreyashi Dey with details. pic.twitter.com/ub3PLcX2FB
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Last month, CBI had summoned top Trinamool leader Derek O’Brien over the matter. Senior leaders of the Trinamool Congress have been alleged to be intimately involved in the scam ever since the CBI initiated its investigation. Earlier, it was reported that the agency had questioned Manik Majumder in connection with the case who is believed to be a close aide of the Bengal CM.
The Saradha scam broke in 2013 when a ponzi scheme run by the Saradha Group, a consortium of over 200 private companies, collapsed after collecting hundreds and thousands of crores from over 15 lakh investors.