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Saradha scam: West Bengal Madan Mitra remanded in CBI custody till December 16

Saradha scam: West Bengal Madan Mitra remanded in CBI custody till December 16

Mitra has been remanded in Central Beauro of Investigation's custody till December 16 in multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam case.

Kolkata: West Bengal Transport Minister and Trinmool Congress leader Madan Mitra on Saturday evening has been remanded in Central Bureau of Investigation's custody till December 16 in multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam case. The Minister was arrested by CBI on Friday evening.

Earlier on Saturday the standoff between TMC and Bharatiya Janata Party continued, as TMC workers protested outside Alipore court over West Bengal Minister Madan Mitra's arrest in the multi-crore Saradha chit-fund scam. Reacting to the arrest, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP leadership to arrest her. "Kalidas axed the branch of the tree he was sitting on. Those in power in Delhi are doing the same. Governments come and go, democracy remains forever. Those in power in Delhi must remember this," said the Chief Minister.

Mitra is the first Cabinet Minister in the Mamata government to be held by the CBI in the scam. So far, the arrested persons included TMC members of Parliament Kunal Ghosh and Srinjoy Bose.

first published:December 13, 2014, 17:09 IST