The Alipore Court had granted the bail to Madan Mitra on September 9. The CBI counsel Partha Sarathi Dutta collected the copy of the order giving bail to Mitra from Alipore Court on Tuesday.
After going through the order, Assistant Superintendent of police, CBI, Phanibhushan Karan went to the High Court and submitted the petition. The central investigating agency had told the newsmen on the day Mitra was released that they would move the High Court, challenging the Alipore Court’s order.
Mitra’s counsels, however, refused to accept the copy of the petition filed from CBI. This is not the first time when Mitra was given bail by the lower court. On October 31, 2015, Mitra was given bail by the lower court. However, it was later rejected by the High Court in November. As a result,
the former minister had to walk into correctional home once again.
Similarly this time, the CBI is once again bringing forward the theory of “influential person” for rejection of Mitra’s bail.
The CBI had over and again submitted before the Court that Saradha Group scam is a case of “larger conspiracy” and Mitra, who was arrested in this connection, cannot be released as he was an influential person. Mitra too is leaving no stone unturned to give up the “influential person” tag.
On Tuesday, he went to a temple and offered puja. Later, he said that he is not at all influential and would follow the orders of the Courts line by line. He further said that he would also co-operate with the investigating agency.
Mitra, who does not have permission to stay in his home, is staying in a hotel where his family
members come to meet him. He said that he wished to stay in his home.
“But I will act as per the order of the court. I will go home if court gives me the permission or else I
will continue staying in the hotel,” he said adding that he was suffering from various ailments.