CBI arrests Trinamool Congress MP Sudip Bandopadhyay

Sudip is a senior MP of the TMC, and his arrest is considered to be a serious setback to TMC. He was at the forefront of TMC's attack against the demonetisation policy in Lok Sabha

CBI arrests Trinamool Congress MP Sudip Bandopadhyay

In a major setback to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, CBI on Tuesday arrested Trinamool Congress MP Sudip Bandopadhyay in connection with the Rose Valley chit fund scam. He is the second TMC MP to be arrested following the arrest of actor-turned-politician Tapas Paul on last Friday. Sudip was earlier summoned by CBI two times in December 2016.

Sudip has termed the arrest as purely political and said, he has become victim of political vendetta by the Centre, 

adding that, “I said I will come to face CBI interrogation to know what is against me.”


Sudip is a senior MP of the TMC, and his arrest is considered to be a serious setback to TMC. He was at the forefront of TMC's attack against the demonetisation policy in Lok Sabha. TMC has expressed its strong resentment against the demonetisation drive to the Union government and to RBI governor Urijit Patel during his recent visit to Kolkata recently.

CBI officials, after finishing the formalities have started to interrogate the MP at the CBI headquarters in Kolkata. According to CBI sources, Sudip is not able to come up with satisfactory answers for his disproportionate income, reported NDTV.

TMC has announced protests in 10 states from January 9 against demonetisation, and Mamata has asked for arrest of Modi and Amit Shah. She said country has been going through a situation similar to Emergency.  In another incident, TMC workers attacked BJP office in Kolkata following the arrest of the Sudip.