Actor Tapas Paul, a lawmaker of Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress, was arrested in Kolkata by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with a chit fund scam.
Earlier on Friday, Tapas was summoned by the investigative agency in connection with chit fund case and he was questioned for 4 hours.
Several TMC members are facing charges in a number of alleged chit fund cases, including that of Saradha. Actor-turned Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Paul was the first Trinamool MP to be chargesheeted in a case other than the multi-crore Saradha scam and was also the first one to be chargesheeted by CID.
On March, 2015, Paul and his wife were alleged to be in the board of directors of two Rose Valley firms. In connection with the Rose Valley case, the CBI conducted raids at two of the residences of Paul in south Kolkata and seized documents.