Bharatiya Janata Party vice-president for Bengal Joyprakash Majumder was further remanded to three days police custody on Wednesday. The additional Chief Judicial Magistrate of Bidhannagar Court extended Majumder’s police custody for three more days, following the submission of the public prosecutor.
On Wednesday, Majumder lawyers claimed he was innocent and asked for him to be granted bail. However, the public prosecutor said Majumder is a political leader and an influential man, and should not be given bail as he could affect the investigation.
The public prosecutor also urged to have some sections attached to the case, but the additional chief judicial magistrate turned down his request.
It may be recalled that Majumder was arrested by the Bidhannagar City Police on Saturday evening on the charge of criminal breach of trust and criminal conspiracy.
Majumder allegedly took money from several students, and their relatives, who had appeared in different teachers’ recruitment examination.
He allegedly promised the students to solve their problems in court and took around 7.2 lakh from them. He even allegedly promised them to give the job through a ‘back route’.
Earlier on Sunday, Majumder’s daughter alleged that the case was a political conspiracy against her father and that she knew who was behind it. She also claimed it was an example of political vendetta and that some people were trying to demean her father.