CBI summons Sudip Bandopadhyay over ‘chit fund scam’ probe, Mamata Banerjee claims vendetta

An investigating officer told The Indian Express that the CBI wanted to interrogate Bandopadhyay as his name had come up during a probe into the alleged chit fund scam.

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: December 21, 2016 4:52 am
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Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said her fight against demonetisation would continue, while accusing the Centre of resorting to “vendetta politics” after Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader in the Lok Sabha, Sudip Bandopadhyay, was asked by the CBI to appear before it reportedly in connection with the Rose Valley chit fund ‘scam’.

An investigating officer told The Indian Express that the CBI wanted to interrogate Bandopadhyay as his name had come up during a probe into the alleged chit fund scam.

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Bandopadhyay said he had received three calls from CBI. “I called them (CBI) back. They said you have to come to our office,” Bandopadhyay, who is also the chairman of Railway Standing Committee, said.

“Why is BJP govt doing vendetta politics? Our party LS leader got 3 calls from CBI. Nothing will deter us from fight against #DeMonetisation”, Mamata tweeted.

CBI had sent the leader a notice on Monday, asking him to appear before officials within two days.

He had allegedly been summoned earlier as well, but did not appear due to the recent Lok Sabha session.

Refuting Trinamool’s charge of vendetta politics, BJP asked why the party was afraid of a CBI investigation if it had done no wrong.

Urging the party to cooperate, BJP national secretary Sidharth Nath Singh said: “CBI is an autonomous body. Bandopadhyay should cooperate with CBI investigation. It is TMC’s duty to do so. Instead of crying vendetta politics to gain sympathy, the party should cooperate with the probe.”

A month ago, when he had received a text message that he may get a notice from CBI, Bandopadhyay had said, “If you speak up against BJP, they will use CBI, ED to harass you. But BJP can’t stop TMC.”

Meanwhile, Mamata continued to speak against demonetisation. “I read that new rules were announced today also. Every day a decision is changed, it means this is an unstable government… Imagine the situation in an area where there is no bank! There is cash crunch as well as bank crunch,” she said.

With PTI inputs

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      Sidda
      Dec 21, 2016 at 3:12 am
      On one hand CBI giving clean chit to BJP leader BS dyurappa and 9 other BJP politicians facing huge corruption charges in Karnataka. BJP going soft on Vyampam Scam Murderers of 45 Whistlebowers and many dozen BJP State politicians implicated in Vyapam scam in MP. Every Oppostion leader being CBI target which include Himachal pradesh CM Veer Badra Singh, Gujarat Former CM Vaghela, Delhi CM and now Bengal CM. India has become True Dictatorship under Modi.
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        Barman
        Dec 21, 2016 at 2:12 am
        Demonetisation is Rs. 8 lakh crore scam. They could not find many lakh crores Black money. Out of Rs.15 Lakh crores which is expected to be deposited by December 30. They could not find even one lakh crore black money so far that too being contested in courts so all Modi Demonetisation Drama has failed destroying the economy of country incurring losses in Rs. 10 to 30 Lakh crores so far wiped out from economy due to loses in different sectors.
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          Beeru
          Dec 21, 2016 at 3:01 am
          Demonetisation Cripples Ludhiana's Wool Industry. Punjab Plastic Industry Bearing Brunt Of Note Ban. Telangana Farmers Left High and Dry Post Note Ban. Demonetisation Effect On Kanpur Tanneries leaving 2 lakh workers without any work.Note Ban Strikes Surat Diamond Industry with over one lakh fifty thousand people lost their jobs and business. Note Ban Hits Tamil Nadu's Textile Hub leaving 4 lakhs workers with no job.Demonetisation Hits Shoe Makers in Agra, 2 Lakh People Jobless.Firozabad Bangle Industry Hit Post Note Ban with two lakh workers left jobless.
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            Bhavin
            Dec 21, 2016 at 3:19 am
            The day Teesta Setalvad tried to help Gujarat Riot Victims recently. The next day CBI raid took place on her offices. But thanks to Mumbai High Court CBI and Modi got humilaited and could do harm her. Tere will be many trials against those who are being used by Modi Regime as his boot lickers after Modi is out of power.
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              dd
              Dec 21, 2016 at 2:40 am
              Excellent move by CBI...CBI is focusing on removing corruption from India...
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                dd
                Dec 21, 2016 at 2:45 am
                Mamta ji need kick in the back from CBI....Now she will agree with Note bandi and GST...
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                  TrueLier RAGA
                  Dec 21, 2016 at 7:01 am
                  Desperate to be in lime light...
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                    Sriniwasan
                    Dec 21, 2016 at 2:19 am
                    Corruption,Scam,Communal Politics,Blackmail,Political arm twisting and now Vendetta Politics.lt;br/gt;When Dr.MMS was the PM,it was Trinamool and Mamata who was indulging in vendetta politics.Time for pay back.lt;br/gt;Unfortunately, the Congress Clown Pappu is suffering from an early onset dementia that he has forgotten the antics of Mamata
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