KOLKATA: Former union minister Matang Sinh was today arrested by the CBI in connection with the multi-crore rupees Saradha scam after he was grilled for over seven hours.
Sinh has been arrested in connection with Saradha Realty case on charges of criminal conspiracy and cheating, CBI spokesperson said.
He had been earlier questioned by the Enforcement Directorate too in connection with Saradha scam in Delhi.
Sinh was questioned for more than seven hours by the investigating agency, he added.
Arriving at the CBI complex here this morning for the first time to face questions regarding his business transactions with Saradha group chief Sudipto Sen, Sinh had told reporters, "Getting into a business deal is not a crime."
"I do not know Sudipto Sen," he said.
The former Congress MP from Assam said he had "submitted money to the Shyamal Sen commission", formed soon after the Saradha scam broke, to repay the investors.