Kolkata: Former Union minister and Congress leader from Assam Matang Sinh, who was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the Saradha scam, has been admitted to a hospital after he complained of stomach ailments.

Sinh has been admitted to the NRS hospital after he complained of stomach pain, doctors in the hospital said.

Sinh was arrested earlier in the day in Kolkata by CBI for allegedly exploiting the Saradha Group—an enterprise that ran Ponzi schemes in eastern India till April 2013.

Saradha Group chairman Sudipta Sen had alleged in a letter addressed to CBI and written days before he fled Kolkata in April 2013 that he had paid 28 crore to Sinh to acquire a Bengali television channel—NE Bangla. Though the deal wasn’t concluded, Sinh didn’t return the money, Sen had alleged in his letter to CBI.

The federal agency had summoned Sinh for questioning several times. He turned up on Saturday and was arrested after several hours of questioning.

Even after he was arrested, Sinh tried to forcibly make his way out of the CBI office. Officers of the agency had to physically restrain him from leaving.

A spokesperson for Sinh later said he was suffering from a life threatening health condition.

Former Union minister and Congress leader from Assam Matang Sinh was on Saturday arrested in Kolkata by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for allegedly exploiting the Saradha Group—an enterprise that ran Ponzi schemes in eastern India till April 2013.

Saradha Group chairman Sudipta Sen had alleged in a letter addressed to CBI and written days before he fled Kolkata in April 2013 that he had paid 28 crore to Sinh to acquire a Bengali television channel—NE Bangla. Though the deal wasn’t concluded, Sinh didn’t return the money, Sen had alleged in his letter to CBI.

The federal agency had summoned Sinh for questioning several times. He turned up on Saturday and was arrested after several hours of questioning.

Even after he was arrested, Sinh tried to forcibly make his way out of the CBI office. Officers of the agency had to physically restrain him from leaving.

A spokesperson for Sinh later said he was suffering from a life threatening health condition.

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