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HC rejects CBI’s appeal against Mitra’s bail grant

A division bench of the Calcutta High Court, on Monday, turned down the Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) appeal to expedite the hearing against the judgement of the lower court on giving bail to former Transport minister Madan Mitra.

The division bench of Justice Ashim Kumar Roy, on Monday, once again turned down the CBI’s plea 
for a speedy hearing in connection with the case involving the former Transport minister.

The division bench said that within next two weeks there will be no hearing in this connection.

It may be mentioned that the central investigating agency, last Tuesday, submitted a petition at the Calcutta High Court against the lower court’s decision on Mitra’s bail.

Alipore Court had granted the bail to Madan Mitra on September 9, following which he was released from the Central Correctional Home on the morning of September 10.

After going through the lower court order, Phanibhushan Karan, the assistant superintendent of police, CBI, went to the High court and submitted the petition.

The CBI, once again, was trying to bring the same theory of Mitra being an “influential person” and that is why they were praying for the rejection of his 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.

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. But it was later rejected by the High Court in November.
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