CBI may widen Sarada, Narada, Rose Valley scams' probe

CBI special director Rakesh Asthana will reach Kolkata on Tuesday evening and hold meetings with CBI officers on Wednesday over the progress made in the probes.

Published: 20th June 2018 06:20 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th June 2018 06:20 AM   |  A+A-

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KOLKATA: CBI special director Rakesh Asthana will reach Kolkata on Tuesday evening and hold meetings with CBI officers on Wednesday over the progress made in the probes in Sarada, Narada and Rose Valley scams that have rocked the TMC regime.

Sources revealed that due to the involvement of big names in Sarada, Narada and Rose Valley scams, Astana is likely to monitor the progress in the gathering of evidence that will be admissible in the court, sources revealed.

Also, the CBI special director will discuss the infrastructure required to widen the scope of investigation in the three scams. CBI will submit the progress report on the investigation in the Narada sting at Calcutta High Court in August end. On the other hand, Asthana's visit has already increased the political temperature of the state.

Trinamool Congress secretary general Partha Chatterjee alleged that BJP uses the CBI to hound political opponents before elections and he agency will be used more to hound TMC in the run-up to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

State BJP president Dilip Ghosh said that "elections stay on the mind of TMC and not BJP".

Besides, Enforcement Directorate (ED) sent a fresh summon to former finance minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram's wife Nalini Chidambaram for interrogation in Kolkata on July 20 over the Sarada scam case. She had earlier skipped all previous summons by the ED.

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