Monday, 02 January 2017 | ONTB| Bhubaneswar1
The Special CJM Court here on Saturday allowed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to take Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Tapas Pal on a three-day remand for further interrogation for his alleged involvement in the Rose Valley Group chit fund scam.
The CBI, which arrested Pal on Friday for his alleged nexus with the tainted ponzi firm, brought him to Bhubaneswar late on Friday night, produced him before the court on Saturday and prayed for a five-day remand of him.
According to sources, Special Investigation Team DIG NK Singh, Bhubaneswar CBI SP Rajeev Ranjan and Investigating Officer (IO) would interrogate Pal to elicit more information about his alleged nexus with the money collection firm.
Pal’s counsel Arun Acharya said his client has been made a victim under political pressure since he is a celebrity and an MP.
“A bail application will be filed in court,” added Acharya.