Kolkata, Dec 1 (IANS): Trinamool's suspended MP Kunal Ghosh, who has been alleging the involvement of his party top leadership in the Saradha scam, Monday demanded that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee - "the biggest beneficiary from the scam" - should be arrested.
Reiterating his claims that Banerjee was the "biggest Saradha scam beneficiary", Ghosh, who earlier headed Saradha's media arm, accused state police of falsely implicating him and demanded that the chief minister should be immediately arrested.
"When the CBI is probing the scam, why are police harassing me by falsely implicating me in many cases? If you have the guts, go and arrest Mamata Banerjee. The chief minister is the biggest beneficiary, she should be immediately arrested," said Ghosh while being taken out of a court here.
The Rajya Sabha member, who tried to commit suicide Nov 15 by popping sleeping pills inside the jail, was dragged into a prison van by police in their bid to stop him from speaking to the media.
Ghosh, who is behind bars since his arrest in November last year, earlier had called for joint interrogation of Banerjee, himself and Saradha chief and alleged scam kingpin Sudipta Sen.
Arrested Trinamool MP Srinjoy Bose hospitalised
Kolkata, Dec 1 (IANS) Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha member Srinjoy Bose, arrested by the CBI in connection with the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam, was Monday admitted to a hospital, a doctor said.
Bose, who pressed for his bail Saturday on health grounds but was refused and remanded to judicial custody till Dec 5, complained of heart-related ailments Sunday night.
He was admitted to the government-run S.S.K.M. hospital.
"He complained of heart-related problems last night (Sunday) following which he was admitted Monday morning," said a S.S.K.M. hospital doctor.
Bose, the editor of Trinamool mouthpiece Jago Bangla and Bengali newspaper 'Sambad Pratidin', was arrested Nov 21 by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for his prima facie involvement in the Saradha scam over allegations of criminal conspiracy, misappropriation of funds and deriving undue financial benefits.