Court allows CBI plea to interrogate Madan Mitra
The Alipore Court on Monday granted the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) plea to interrogate the former Transport Minister Madan Mitra and three other accused in connection with the multi-crore Saradha Group scam in correctional home.
Mitra, Manoranjana Singh, businessmen Ramesh Gandhi and Shantanu Singh are at present in the Alipore Central Correctional Home.
CBI had pleaded before the court a few days ago that they want to interrogate all four of them in correctional home.
The court on Monday allowed the investigating agency to question them. The court directed the investigating agency to question them before December 31.
Sources said CBI wanted to question Mitra to verify some more information that they have received while interrogating another person in connection with the scam.
They would question the three others to get more information about the financial dealings between their companies and Saradha Group.
The investigating officers have already prepared a set of questions which will be asked to them and a high level meeting in this regard took place at CBI office in Salt Lake on Monday.
Meanwhile, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday attached property worth Rs 150 crore and Rs 12 crore cash of former Congress MP Matang Singh, his wife Manoranjana Singh and painter Suvaprasanna.
According to the sources in ED, the attached property of the former Congress MP and his wife worth around Rs 147 crore while Suvaprasanna’s property worth Rs 3 crore. The property includes flats, land and bunglows. Around Rs 25 lakh and Rs 11.75 crore in bank accounts of Suvaprasanna and Singh respectively has been attached.