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How much time will the Sarada probe take, court asks CBI

Raising question on the time the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is taking to complete the Saradha realty case, the Alipore Court on Tuesday asked the Central investigating agency officers that how long they would take to complete their probe in this connection.

The CBI on Tuesday moved before the court raising objection on the permission allowing the personal assistant Khyati Sardana to meet the former Union Minister Matang Sinh, who was arrested in connection with the Saradha Group scam, in hospital where he was admitted. The CBI rose objection apprehending tampering of evidence. Singh’s counsel submitted before the Court in this connection stating that there is no file and any other evidence in the hospital that can be tampered. 

At the same time counsels of the former state transport minister Madan Mitra and Arindam Das, another accused in the scam, had moved the bail plea before the Court. The CBI counsels had objected the bail move. The Court rejected the bail plea and extended the duo’s judicial custody till May 17 and enquired about the progress of the investigation in this connection. The Court asked the investigating officer that how many days it will take to submit the charge-sheet in this connection.

In connection with the investigation carried out by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on the Saradha Group scam, the Bankshall Court on Tuesday stayed the arrest warrant that was issued against former Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Srinjoy Bose and directed him to appear before the court within seven days. Sudipta Sen, Debjani Mukherjee, Piyali Sen and Subhojit Sen had appeared before the court and their next date of appearance is on May 17. 
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