Kolkata, Nov 22: The Enforcement Directorate has frozen 30 bank accounts belonging to Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Srinjoy Bose, who was arrested on Friday, and an artist close to the ruling party in West Bengal in connection with the Saradha chitfund probe case.
Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Srinjoy Bose will be produced at Alipore court on Saturday.
The six-month-old investigation seems all set to cause deeper embarrassment on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, as the ED froze four accounts of Bose including three personal accounts in different private banks and a professional account of a literary publication he owns.
Srinjoy Bose is the second Trinamool MP to be arrested in the case after Kunal Ghosh. The other influential persons having close relation with the TMC include East Bengal Club official Debabrata Sarkar, former DGP Rajat Majumdar, businessman Sandhir Agarwal and singer Sadanand Gogoi apart from Saradha boss Sudipta Sen Ghosh.
According to reports, Bose has been accused of breach of trust, cheating, and criminal conspiracy.
CBI investigators reportedly took him in custody after they found glaring inconsistencies in his statements during the marathon six-hour questioning on Friday.
CBI officials claimed that Bose, who kept changing his version and drifted from his statements recorded earlier, failed to substantiate his claims with documents.
Earlier this month, Trinamool Congress MP and Saradha scam prime accused Kunal Ghosh was hospitalized after he allegedly tried to commit suicide in jail. A suicide note and sleeping pills were also recovered from his cell.
Ghosh, who headed Saradha media arm before being arrested in November last year, has been alleging the involvement of several leaders of the ruling Trinamool Congress including its top brass.
Former TMC MP had threatened to commit suicide when he was produced before the special CBI court probing the scam, demanding the immediate arrest of those who were involved in the swindle.
(With Agency Inputs)