Kolkata : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday questioned West Bengal minister Manas Ranjan Bhunia for nearly two hours in connection with his alleged involvement in the I-Core ponzi scam, sources in the probe agency said.
A three-member team of the economic offences wing of the CBI interrogated Bhunia, the minister for water resources investigation and development, in his office here.
The Trinamool Congress MLA from Sabang 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.
Earlier, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had also served a notice to the minister in the same ponzi scam.
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 on September 13 questioned state Industry Minister Partha Chatterjee in connection with its probe into the I-Core chit fund scam case.