Madan Mitra Surrenders in Court, Remanded to Judicial Custody

Former West Bengal minister Madan Mitra surrendered following court order and has been remanded to 14-day custody.

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Madan Mitra surrenders after court order. (Photo: <a href="https://twitter.com/IndianExpress/status/667023044771119105">Twitter</a>)

Trinamool Congress leader and former West Bengal minister Madan Mitra, whose bail was cancelled by the Calcutta High Court on Thursday, surrendered before the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrates court in Alipore here and was remanded to 14-days judicial custody.

Mitra is accused in the multi-crore rupees Saradha chit fund scam.

The TMC leader had reached the Alipore court at around 4.15 PM in the afternoon, but had to wait till 11.20 PM for the 22-page High Court order.

Mitra being taken to Alipore jail. (Photo: ANI)
Mitra being taken to Alipore jail. (Photo: ANI)

The counsels of Mitra in the surrender petition prayed for all necessary medical assistance for the former minister as he is suffering from various ailments. They also requested that Mitra be treated as a Division-I prisoner and lodged at the Alipore central jail, which were granted by the court.

Mitra, who was arrested by CBI on December 12, 2014 for alleged complicity in the Saradha scam, was granted bail by Alipore court on October 31.

The Alipore Jail awaiting Madan’s arrival. (Photo: ANI)
The Alipore Jail awaiting Madan’s arrival. (Photo: ANI)

Later the Calcutta High Court directed that Mitra would remain in house confinement under police surveillance till the disposal of CBIs plea for cancellation of his bail.

Madan, who was the states transport minister, submitted his resignation to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday hours after the CBI argued before the Calcutta High Court that his bail be cancelled.

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