Kolkata: Congress workers on Monday went on a rampage over the West Bengal chit fund scam in Kolkata. They took to the streets in Kolkata demanding a CBI probe and the arrest of Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh.
The protesters burned effigies, broke barricades and also clashed with the police. Some of the protesters were taken into custody by the police.
Meanwhile, day one of the special Assembly session was adjourned without any business being conducted. The bengal government wants to bring a stringent law against chit funds and has set up a judicial commission to recommend how money can be returned to investors.
Earlier, Trinamool Rajya Sabha MP Kunal Ghosh, one of the two accused of blackmailing Saradha group promoter Sudipta Sen, had offered to resign if he is told to do so. He also wrote a letter (in Bengali) to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Ghosh had told told CNN-IBN that he is ready to quit if proven guilty. "Who is giving my name? Who is blaming me? A fraud like Sudipto Sen? I am ready to face any kind of investigation and if the investigation reveals that I am connected with Sudipta Sen's money market business, I am ready to resign from the membership of the Rajya Sabha," Ghosh said.
Kunal Ghosh's name cropped up in the scam after a letter written by Saradha group promoter Sudipta Sen to the CBI on April 6 this year came to light. In the letter, Sudipta Sen levelled several charges against Ghosh and another TMC MP saying that they offered him protection and easy access to Mamata in return for appointing Ghosh as the CEO of a channel he had newly acquired at a salary of Rs 15 lakh per month. Both the MPs have vehemently denied the charges.