Saradha scam:CBI asks former railway minister Mukul Roy to appears before it on January 30

Kolkata(PTI): The special branch of CBI on Tuesday said Trinamool Congress all-India General Secretary and former Railway Minister Mukul Roy has assured the probe agency that he will appear before it on January 30 in connection with the Saradha scam.

“Mukul Roy has assured us that he will appear before the investigating agency on Friday, January 30 for questioning in connection with the multi-crore Saradha scam,” a CBI source said. CBI had asked Roy to appear before it on January 28, but the TMC Rajya Sabha MP had sought time as the Supreme Court was supposed to hear petitions filed by both the West Bengal government and the Trinamool Congress regarding the ongiong CBI probe.

Roy was earlier asked to appear before CBI for questioning by January 21 and the investigating agency had said his examination was important in connection with framing of charge sheet against West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra who has been arrested in the case and is now in jail custody. The TMC MP had said he would be available for questioning by the agency after January 27 and had made the request through an e-mail.