The CBI today interrogated former Tripura minister Badal Choudhury at the 2nd MLA hostel in Agartala today in connection with the Rose Valley chit fund scam. Choudhury is the former finance and health minister of Tripura.
The central investigation team had yesterday grilled another former Tripura minister Bijita Nath for over two hours in connection with the scam.
The Trinamool Congress, the Congress and the BJP had separately have pressed charges against the Left Front government for promoting illegal chit fund organizations and unauthorised Non-Banking Financial Organisations in the state.
The Tripura High Court in 2015 asked the state government to set up a Special Investigation Team to probe unlawful NBFCs and chit fund organisations.
The chit fund organisation is now under the scanner of the Enforcement Directorate and the CBI, and its sole proprietor and Chairman Gautam Kundu was arrested in Kolkata in 2015.