HC turns down CBI’s appeal to expedite Mitra’s bail case hearing
The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday turned down the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) appeal to expedite the hearing against the judgement of the lower court who had given the conditional bail to former transport minister Madan Mitra. The division Bench of Ashim Roy on Wednesday turned down the CBI’s appeal. The central investigating agency on 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 next day morning.
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 central investigating agency had told the media on the day Mitra was released that they would move to the High Court against the lower court order.
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. Thus, Mitra had to walk into correctional home once again.
It may be mentioned here that the Mitra could not go home despite of getting bail due to some goof up when the Mitra’s counsels mistakenly mentioned that Mitra’s house falls under Bhawanipore police station whereas house actually falls under Kalighat police station.