Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay, who has been arrested for his alleged links with the Rose Valley Group chit fund scam, on Thursday moved the Orissa High Court seeking bail.
The TMC MP has moved the high court after the Khordha District and Sessions Judge Court rejected his bail plea on February 4, said informed sources.
At present, Bandyopadhyay is lodged in Jharpada Special Jail here. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probing the multi-crore chit fund scam arrested the four-time Lok Sabha member from Kolkata on January 3.
Another TMC MP, Tapas Pal is also is in the special jail. He too was arrested for his alleged involvement in the Rose Valley chit fund scam.
Meanwhile, the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) has registered a fresh case against all five directors of chit fund company Artha Tatwa (AT) group, including CMD Pradeep Sethy.
“The case was registered for alleged violations of the rules of Company Act. We are investigating the irregularities occurred in the financial transactions that violated the Company Act guidelines,” said SFIO Assistant Director Manoj Kumar Sahoo.
Notably, the agency had earlier questioned Sethy and four other directors in the Jharpara special jail in connection with the massive ponzi scam.