The Prime Ministers’ office refuted the allegations that it had purportedly written a letter to CBI in connection with the Rose Valley chit fund scam.
“This has reference to a report appearing in a section of the press regarding a letter purportedly written by the Prime Minister's Office to CBI on the Rose Valley case. The report alleges that PMO has issued certain instructions to CBI in the matter. A copy of the purported letter has also been displayed in print and social media. The said report is totally false and baseless. The said letter displayed is a forgery. No such letter has been issued by the Prime Minister's Office,” the PMO said in a statement on Monday.
Two of Trinamool Congress MPs Sudip Bandyopadhyay and Tapas Pal are in jail in the Rose Valley scam case. Rose Valley Group has been accused of duping investors of Rs 17,000 crore in different states including Odisha and West Bengal.
TMC has been protesting over the arrest of two of its MPs in the chit fund scam, calling it a political vendetta.
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee had also dared the CBI to arrest her and all TMC MPs and MLAs. “People cannot protest. If you protest Conspiracy Bureau of India (CBI) will arrest you. But don't get scared. Go on fighting,” she said.
With Inputs from PTI