Kolkata, Apr 30 UNI | 3 months ago

CPI(M)'s senior leader Sujan Chakraborty, contesting from Jadavpur Lok Sabha constituency, today summoned by police, barely 24 hours after former minister Gautam Deb received a summon notice.

Mr Chakraborty, a former Lok Sabha member, said the Salt Lake police (north) summoned him in connection with a case of 2013. The case was probably related to the Saradha Ponzi scam.

He alleged that the police were working under the pressure of the ruling Trinamool Congress to harass the opposition leaders ahead of May 12 poll in his constituency.

"I would not report before results are declared on May 16 because I know that the notice has been served to harass me before the elections," he said.

Mr Chakraborty alleged that fearing poll debacle, the ruling party was trying to take recourse to all kinds of undemocratic actions to create terror among the people and opponents.

The notice comes to Chakraborty barely 24 hours after Salt Lake police station (south) electronics complex served a summon notice to former state housing minister Gautam Deb for his allegations that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was involved in the Saradha scam.

Mr Deb, who has been asked to see the police by April 30, was in consultation with the lawyers and may face police tomorrow.

(Posted on 30-04-2014)