Police get nod to grill Rose Valley chief
A local court on Monday allowed Jalpaiguri district police to interrogate chairman of ponzi firm Rose Valley Group, Gautam Kundu, at Presidency Correctional Home in Kolkata in connection with a case of cheating of Rs 2.40 lakh.
The Jalpaiguri district court also directed the police to take Kundu to the Presidency Correctional Home, where he will be lodged, before December 3 and interrogate him there.
The Rose Valley Group chairman has a hearing in a Kolkata court on that day.
Kundu, who was arrested in a case of by Enforcement Directorate in connection with a case of money laundering on March 26, in currently in judicial custody and lodged at Presidency Correctional Home. He was brought here in connection with a cheating case filed by one Sunil Majumder, a resident of Jalpaiguri.
Meanwhile, Kundu threatened to commit suicide if ED and CBI "did not cooperate with him". When he was being taken to court, he shouted at the mediapersons alleging that ED and CBI were not cooperating with him and he would kill himself if they did not do it.
He also alleged that the jail authorities and the police were torturing him mentally.
As he was taken away from the mediapersons to the court lock-up, he started banging his head on the lock-up bars and sustained minor injuries, police said.
CBI arrested Rose Valley Managing Director Shibomoy Datta on September 11 in connection with the chit fund scam probe. He was arrested for illegally raising funds from the public.