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Kolkata: Majumdar's bail plea rejected, sent to 3-day police custody

PTI
Published : Jan 15, 2017, 6:29 pm IST
Updated : Jan 15, 2017, 7:26 pm IST

The BJP leader's arrest comes in the backdrop of the arrest of two TMC MPs by CBI in the Rose Valley chit fund scam.

Senior West Bengal BJP leader Jay Prakash Majumdar (Photo: File)
 Senior West Bengal BJP leader Jay Prakash Majumdar (Photo: File)

Kolkata: A Bidhannagar court on Sunday turned down the bail plea of West Bengal BJP leader Jayprakash Majumdar, accused in a cheating case, and remanded him in police custody for three days.

Majumdar was arrested on Saturday by Bidhannagar Police Commissionarate on charges of criminal conspiracy, fraud and cheating following a complaint by one Arupratan Roy, who accused him of cheating Rs 7.20 lakh in August last year.

The BJP leader, while coming out of the court, questioned the authenticity of the complainant and alleged that he was a victim of "political conspiracy".

"It's a fake complaint...There is no truth in the complaint. I have been framed," Majumdar said.

The BJP leader's arrest comes in the backdrop of the arrest of two TMC MPs by CBI in the Rose Valley chit fund scam. The TMC leadership had accused BJP of pursuing "vendetta" politics.

Tags: rose valley scam, jay prakash majumdar
Location: India, West Bengal, Calcutta [Kolkata]