The CBI on Monday questioned West Bengal Industries Minister Partha Chatterjee in Kolkata in connection with his alleged involvement in I-Crore Ponzi scam, officials said.

According to sources, a three member team of the agency reached the Chatterjee’s office and questioned him in the case.

The economic offences wing of the CBI had asked Chatterjee to appear before its officials on September 13 at the CGO Complex office of the central agency.

Chatterjee, however, pleaded that the interrogation could be done at his office as he was busy with other preoccupations.

The West Bengal Trinamool Congress’ secretary general was allegedly seen in some of the public functions organised by the now-defunct I-Core which was charged with duping investors by offering them abnormally high returns on investments.

Like Saradha and Rose Valley chit fund companies, I-Core raised money from the public by several fraudulent schemes floated by it.

The CBI had taken over the investigation of Saradha and other ponzi scam cases on the orders of the Supreme Court on May 9, 2014. (With PTI inputs)

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