TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay sent to six-day CBI remand

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], Jan. 4 (ANI): The Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Court on Wednesday sent Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay to six-day CBI remand in connection with the Rose Valley chit fund scam. The TMC MP was on Tuesday arrested by the CBI for his alleged involvement in the scam. He was arrested hours after he appeared before the CBI for interrogation in connection with the scam. Before being taken for the interrogation, Bandyopadhyay, took a veiled attack at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), stating that he was arrested because of his opposition to the demonetisation drive. "This (arrest) is the result of my role in Lok Sabha," he said. Bandyopadhyay's arrest had unleashed intense clash between the BJP and TMC workers in various parts of West Bengal. Stones were pelted at the BJP headquarters in Kolkata, leaving several of its workers injured. BJP leader Krishna Bhattacharya's house was allegedly attacked last night by TMC workers protesting against the arrest of Bandyopadhyay. The police have registered a case in this regard. Furious at the arrest, TMC supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleged that it was a ploy by the BJP-led Centre, facing opposition post demonetisation. Expressing her ire over Bandyopadhyay's arrest, Mamata said that she would fight the battle legally and seek justice from the court. The Congress Party has earlier termed the arrest of Bandyopadhyay as a 'political vendetta' launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government against his political opponents.(ANI)