The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday questioned West Bengal minister Manas Ranjan Bhunia for practically two hours in connection together with his alleged involvement within the I-Core ponzi rip-off, sources within the probe company stated. A 3-member crew of the financial offences wing of the CBI interrogated Bhunia, the minister for water sources investigation and improvement, in his workplace right here. The Trinamool Congress MLA from Sabang was allegedly seen in among the public capabilities organised by the now-defunct I-Core which was charged with duping traders by providing them abnormally excessive returns on investments.
Earlier, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had additionally served a discover to the minister in the identical ponzi rip-off. Like Saradha and Rose Valley chit fund firms, I-Core raised cash from the general public by a number of fraudulent schemes floated by it.
The CBI had on September 13 questioned state Industry Minister Partha Chatterjee in reference to its probe into the I-Core chit fund rip-off case. The central company had taken over the investigation of Saradha and different ponzi rip-off circumstances on the orders of the Supreme Court on May 9, 2014.