Mumbai, July 11 : The Maharashtra government has asked the CBI to probe the suicide…
Saradha scam accused and former Trinamool MP Kunal Ghosh on Friday allegedly attempted suicide in Alipore Central Jail. The special crime branch of CBI said it will ask jail authorities how he got access to the medicines.
West Bengal Correctional Home Services Minister HA Swafi said, “Kunal Ghosh allegedly tried to commit suicide by taking sleeping pills inside the jail.”
“Kunal Ghosh claimed that he has taken sleeping pills to commit suicide. He later on called the doctor and they found everything to be normal but still as a precautionary measure we did not take any chance and got him admitted to the SSKM Hospital,” the minister said.
Ghosh has been admitted to a state-run hospital and is under observation.
On November 10, Ghosh had threatened to commit suicide if the CBI did not take proper action against ‘those involved’ within three days in front of a magistrate when he was produced before a city court.
CBI sources said, “It is a matter of “great concern” and “very difficult” to understand how Ghosh got access to medicines and subsequently allegedly tried to commit suicide after consuming medicines.”
“We will certainly write to the jail authorities to know how the medicines reached him and will also inform the court,” the sources said.
The special crime branch of CBI had arrested Ghosh on November 23 last year for his alleged involvement in the Saradha ponzi scam.
Ghosh, a journalist by profession and a former CEO of Saradha Group firm Bengal Media Ltd, had claimed that the CBI had not acted on the files of Bengal Media that were shown to him or against those he had named. He also claimed that the Kolkata Police commissioner had stood by Saradha Group CEO and main accused Sudipta Sen, who was also in the dock of the court room along with Ghosh, during a function and had said that he was good person.