Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal was on Friday arrested by CBI for alleged involvement in Rose Valley chit fund scam.
The investigative agency interrogated Pal for four hours. After he failed to give a proper reply to the questions asked about the amount of money he had taken and on what basis.
He was also asked about his appointment as director to one of the Rose Valley companies and his involvement in the firm investing in Bengali film industry. It was only after the interrogation that CBI decided to arrest him.
For further questioning, Tapas may be taken to Bhubaneswar by the probe agency.
CBI had issued summons to Tapas on December 27 in connection with the alleged scam, which is one of the cases of the chit fund scams probed by the investigative agency.
He was asked to appear before the agency at its office in Salt Lake on Friday.