Kolkata, Sep 14: Just after the four days when Trinamool Congress leader and former minister Madan Mitra walked out on bail in multi-billion Saradha scam, the CBI on Tuesday knocked Calcutta High Court for cancellation of the relief.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) challenged the relief arguing that Mitra continued to be “influential”, though he was no more a minister or lawmaker.
On Friday, the Alipore Sessions Court had granted Mitra bail. With Mitra having resigned as a minister and also lost the assembly polls, his counsel were successful in convincing the court that he was no more an “influential person”.
Mitra was in jail since his arrest on December 12, 2014, except for a short term in October 2015, when he was granted bail by a lower court. The relief was subsequently cancelled by the Calcutta High Court.
Indicted of cheating, conspiracy and criminal breach of trust, the former state Transport and Sports Minister was one of the most high profile arrests in the Saradha scam after the CBI was handed over the case.
Mitra had stepped down as minister on November 19 last year, hours before the Calcutta High Court eventually cancelled his bail granted by a lower court.