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HC postpones CBI petition for cancelling Mitra’s bail plea

 MPost |  2015-11-18 01:10:28.0  |  Kolkata

HC postpones CBI petition for cancelling Mitra’s bail plea

The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday adjourned till Wednesday hearing on the CBI petition for cancellation of state Transport Minister Madan Mitra's bail plea.

When the matter came up for hearing, a division bench of justices Nishita Mhatre and Tapas Mukherjee said since Mitra's lawyers have not filed their affidavit before the court in opposition to the CBI's prayer, the case would come up for hearing tomorrow.

Mitra, who was arrested by the CBI on December 12, 2014, for alleged complicity in the Saradha scam, was granted bail by an Alipore court on October 31.

Later, the Calcutta High Court had directed that Mitra would remain in house confinement under police surveillance till disposal of a CBI plea for cancellation of his bail.

The minister's bail prayers had earlier been rejected by trial courts on a few occasions and once by the High Court.

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