I-Core Ponzi Scam Case: Industry minister Partha Chatterjee interrogated by CBI

News Desk: A three member Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team, on Monday, interrogated West Bengal Industry minister Partha Chatterjee at his Camac Street office in connection with the I-Core Ponzi Scam Case.

After the interrogation, he informed reporters “I told them whatever I had to say. I hope they are satisfied with the answers”

Earlier the economic offences wing of the CBI asked him for interrogation at the CGO Complex office of the central agency. But he requested them to interrogate him in his Camac Street office as he is busy with bypoll preparations.

The CBI had earlier summoned Partha Chatterjee in March this year and recorded his statements. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) also served a notice to him.

I-Core Ponzi Scam Case: What is it all about?

Like the Sarada and Rose Valley chit fund companies, the now-defunct I-Core was also accused of decieving investors by offering them abnormally high returns on investment. And Mr Chatterjee was allegedly seen in some of the public functions organised by them.

The CBI also claimed that a club in the Naktala area of Kolkata received huge funds from the company during Durga Puja. And he is the chairman of the club.

The directors of I-Core groupAnukul Maity and his wife Kanika — were arrested by the CBI last year. Anukul Maity passed away while he was in jail last year.

Mr Chatterjee denied allegations of his involvement in the case on several occasions.