Today, a three-member team of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) interrogated Partha Chatterjee, the industry minister. The interrogation was related to the I-Core chit fund case.
Sources claimed that the probing agency had managed to obtain a few video clips. The footage showed Chatterjee at a public event with Anukul Maity, the managing director of I-Core, who was arrested over alleged money-laundering of deposits received from investors in 2015. However, last year in November, Maity died in judicial custody. His
His company allegedly raised around Rs.7,000 crore from the market by promising high returns.
Back in March and April, Chatterjee was summoned by both CBI and Enforcement Directorate (ED). He failed to appear as he was campaigning for the polls. On September 8, CBI sent a fresh summon to Chatterjee, asking him to come to CBI’s office at the CGO Complex in south Kolkata on September 13.
The fresh summons to Chatterjee was sent 48 hours after TMC national general secretary and the chief minister’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee were questioned for almost nine hours by ED in Delhi in connection with the coal smuggling case that CBI is also probing. Back on September 8, the CM had targeted the Centre and accused it of activating the probe agencies before the polls.
The probe into the chit fund cases started in 2014 following an order from the apex court. The other big chit fund companies under investigation are Saradha and Rose Valley.