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Mamata to support an unbiased probe into Saradha scam: TMC

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Facing opposition flak over alleged involvement of a section of party leaders in the Saradha scam, Trinamool Congress MP and nephew of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said she will support an unbiased investigation.

"If there is an unbiased investigation into Saradha scam, Mamata Banerjee will support it," Abhishek said.

Neither the Chief Minister nor the TMC would come in the way of an impartial probe into the scam, he said.

"Conduct an impartial investigation in the Saradha scam and if you can prove someone guilty then I am taking the responsibility and saying neither Mamata Banerjee nor Trinamool Congress will support that person," he said.

"We doubt whether the probe is being conducted in an impartial way as we all remember what the court had said about CBI a few months back - that it is a caged bird," he said.

His statement comes a day after BJP chief Amit Shah's remark that Banerjee's associates and "stooges" were involved in the Saradha Ponzi scam which had hit over 17 lakh investors and asked her to quit office if she couldn't act against the wrongdoers.

Asserting that BJP was not afraid of anyone, Shah had said those involved in the scam would be arrested and put behind bars.

First Published: Mon, September 08 2014. 22:35 IST