CBI questions Himanta Biswa Sarma for 8 hours.
The bill was passed amid stiff resistance with Cong alleging that it was aimed at keeping the largest opposition party out of the selection process.
Oppn says Section 2 allows govt to appoint CBI chief without other panel members.
The CBI had registered a case of fraud on March 19.
Special CBI Court Judge K R Upadhyaya issued the notice to CBI and posted the matter for hearing on December 12.
The special court also asked if the officials of the PMO were examined in the case.
Fears backlash after Navin aide quizzed in chit fund scam.
Venkaiah Naidu insisted that the government has no role in the ongoing investigation into the Saradha chit fund scam,
“Earlier, Mamata wanted a CBI probe on every single occasion, but why did it suddenly become so unwanted to her?” said WB BJP president Rahul Sinha.
Former Transport Minister Anjan Dutta admitted about receiving the CBI summons and former Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma denied recieving any.
‘Whistle-blower’ ex-scientist of the institute had moved the High Court against the institute and made CBI a respondent.
Prakash Mishra, Orissa cadre officer accused in graft case, also in the reckoning.
The minister, however, reiterated that he was in no way involved in the scam.
CBI Director Ranjit Sinha’s tenure will end on December 2. The new appointment is likely to be made before the present tenure ends.
Mitra was the first political leader to have written to the PM in 2011, to take steps against the chit fund companies.