Kolkata: West Bengal education minister and TMC secretary general Partha Chatterjee has been summoned by the CBI in relation to Saradha chit fund cases, official sources said.
Mr. Chatterjee, who is also the state parliamentary minister, was scheduled to report to the CBI officials at the CGO complex in Salt Lake today, sources said.
A report in this context said, Mr. Chatterjee has said he would not be able to report to the CBI today and would respond to the CBI summon only after consulting the matter with the party leadership.
The CBI probing the Saradha chit fund case under the directive from the Supreme Court wanted to know the details of funding and expenditures of the Jago Bangla, the Bengali daily of the TMC.
Mr. Chatterjee's name came up during the questioning of TMC Rajya Sabha leader Derek O Brien, who is also the publisher of Jago Bangla, on August 9 last.
Meanwhile, the Central investigating agency, which is also probing the Rose Valley scam, had summoned the former city police commissioner Rajeev Kumar to appear today. However, a CID official arrived at the CGO complex and delivered a letter on behalf of Rajeev Kumar, who sought more time to appear in the case.