One day after release from Alipore jail, Mitra falls ill
Mitra had complained of stomach ache and breathlessness on Saturday night following which the hotel authorities called his family members who in turn rushed to the hotel. A doctor had been called in to check up his health condition. After examining him, the doctors administered an injection on Mitra following which he fell asleep. The doctor also prescribed some medicines after carrying out a detailed check up of the former minister. Mitra’s counsel also rushed to the spot.
It may be mentioned that he had been admitted to SSKM Hospital in number of occasions while serving judicial custody due to various ailments. One of Mitra’s close aide said that a doctor immediately attended to him after he complained of breathlessness. The pain was severe in his stomach and hence, the doctor had to administer an injection.
Mitra had to check into a hotel on Elgin road and could not go home due to some goof up by his lawyers who mistakenly told the court that his house falls under Bhowanipore police station area. Hence, the court had asked Mitra to stay within the Bhowanipore police station area whereas his residence falls under Kalighat police station.
Alipore Court on Friday granted Mitra bail on Friday after the hearing the counsels of CBI and Mitra whose lawyers mainly stressed on the fact that Mitra is no longer an influential person. Mitra’s lawyer said that they would appeal to the court so that he could go to his residence once the court is open.
On the other hand, the CBI has decided to move to the Calcutta High Court challenging the lower court’s order. The CBI’s lawyers may move to the Calcutta High Court on Wednesday challenging the verdict of the lower court.
According to a CBI lawyer, they failed to convince the court that Mitra is a prominent person and belonged to a party which is in power in the state. Hence it does not matter whether he is a minister or not a minister. A person like him whose party is in power could easily hamper the process of investigation by influencing the witnesses.