Kolkata, Dec 30 (PTI): Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal was today arrested by CBI for his alleged involvement in the Rose Valley Chit Fund Scam.
“We have arrested Tapas Pal for his alleged involvement in the Rose Valley Chit Fund scam. We had placed a few questions before him and he could not give any proper reply over the amount of money he had taken and on what basis,” a senior CBI official told PTI.
Pal was interrogated for four hours. As he failed to give proper reply to any of the questions on his appointment as director to one of the Rose Valley companies or his involvement in the firm investing in bengali film industry, the CBI decided to arrest him, the official said.
Strongly reacting to the arrest of its Lok Sabha MP Tapas Pal by CBI for his alleged involvement in the Rose Valley Chit Fund Scam, Trinamool Congress today said BJP was resorting to “political atrocities” against those opposed to demonetisation.
“So now political atrocities against those opposed to Note Bandi and with the movement. We will fight it out,” TMC national spokesperson Derek O’Brien said claiming that the party and its leaders were being targeted by BJP-led NDA government at the Centre for protesting against demonetisation.
“What about BJP MP and Union Minister who performed for Rose Valley and was associated with them? Are you arresting him tonight or tomorrow?” asked O’Brien without naming anyone in a series of tweet messages following Pal’s arrest by CBI this afternoon.
“Many film stars, directors, sports persons are brand ambassadors. So what next? Those from BIP (sic) who are brand ambassadors will also be? Right?,” O’Brien, who is TMC’s leader in Rajya Sabha, said.