May serve notice to the ruling party seeking details of its income and expenditures
Kolkata : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) might serve a notice to the West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress seeking details of its income and expenditure between 2010 and 2014.
The CBI had reportedly sent a notice to Trinamool Congress MP Mukul Roy a few days back.
But Mukul Roy wrote to the CBI informing them that the present general secretary of the party could give them necessary information about their queries.
It is learnt that Mukul Roy had informed the CBI that he was no more the general secretary of the party.
The Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee had removed Mukul Roy from the post of the party’s general secretary and had appointed Subrata Bakshi in that post.
According to sources after getting the letter the CBI officials have been contemplating to send a notice to the ruling party in this week. The CBI also wanted to know about the sale of paintings by its chairperson Mamata Banerjee between 2010 and 2014. They also wanted to know who had purchased the paintings and what were the prices.
Partha Chatterjee, the Trinamool Congress’s secretary general and spokesperson said that their party has been maintaining transparency and if the CBI sends any notice, the party would give its reply. The CBI have so far detained several key Trinamool Congress leaders, including West Bengal’s transport and sports minister Madan Mitra and Rajya Sabha member Kunal Ghosh, for their alleged involvement in the Saradha scam.
With CBI seeking financial details from the Trinamool Congress, the probe has been expanded to check if the party itself had benefited in any manner from the ponzi operators. Also under the scanner are buyers of chief minister Banerjee’s paintings. Mamata Banerjee has sold her works and mostly donated the proceeds to her party.