It may be mentioned that Alipore Court had directed Mitra while giving bail, to visit CBI’s office after every seven days. At the same time the court had also directed Mitra not to move out of Bhowanipore police station area that had also made him stay in a hotel instead of in his house, which is not situated within the justification of Bhowanipore police station.
Thus, Mitra’s counsels found that either of the order would get violated if the former sports minister follows any one of the two. He needs to move out of the jurisdiction of Bhowanipore police station if he goes to CBI’s office.
Again his failure to meet the investigating officer (IO) in person after seven days of getting bail violates the court’s order.
In such a situation, his counsels decided to move to Alipore Court after letting the CBI know of the situation. A counsel of Mitra went to the office of CBI at Salt Lake’s CGO complex and conveyed the reason behind Mitra’s failure to turn up to their office.
His counsels subsequently pleaded before the Alipore Court seeking its direction in such a situation.
Sources said that Mitra took the cautious step knowing that his small mistake would land him in
trouble as CBI would highlight his steps as violation of court’s order.
He didn’t meet the IO Phanibhushan Karan when he went to meet him on Monday at the hotel with a copy of their petition in the Calcutta High Court pleading rejection of Mitra’s bail.
It is learnt that Mitra was ready to go to CBI’s office at 2 pm on Thursday considering that the court would give its direction on Thursday itself. The court, however, would hear to Mitra’s petition on Friday and the time of his visit to CBI’s office will be decided henceforth.