KOLKATA, Nov 21 � Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Srinjoy Bose was today arrested by CBI after a marathon interrogation for five hours for his alleged involvement in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam, reports PTI.
The central agency also quizzed West Bengal Textiles Minister Shyamapada Mukherjee in connection with sale of shares of a cement plant to Saradha Group chief Sudipto Sen, and former Trinamool Congress MP Somen Mitra during the day.
CBI sources said that Bose would be produced before the Alipore court tomorrow.
Bose, owner of a Bengali daily and who was asked to appear before the CBI officials, deposed before the sleuths in the morning and was interrogated for his business dealing with Sen.
A CBI spokesperson told PTI that Bose was arrested �for his prima facie involvement in the Saradha realty case and for allegations of criminal conspiracy, misappropriation of funds and deriving undue financial benefits�.
Bose is among eight prominent persons arrested by CBI in the Saradha case. The others arrested are Sen, his aide Debjani Mukherjee, suspended Trinamool MP Kunal Ghosh, ex-West Bengal Police DG Rajat Majumdar, Sadananda Gogoi, East Bengal Club official Debabrata Sarkar and Sandhir Agarwal.