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CBI arrests WB Transport Minister Madan Mitra in Saradha Scam

Kolkata, Dec 12: The CBI on Friday arrested West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam. He was arrested following the interrogation nearly five hours in the case.

The minister appeared before the CBI on Friday morning for the interrogation in connection with the scam. He was asked about the post he was holding in the Saradha Group of Companies. He is the third TMC leader to be arrested in the chit fund case.

Mitra is the third TMC leader to be arrested in the chit fund case. Earlier, former TMC MP Kunal Ghosh and Rajya Sabha MP Srinjoy Bose were arrested in the case.

He is said to be a close aide of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, who has been criticising the central government for the arrest of her party members citing it "intentional" in the ponzi scam.

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