WB minister Madan Mitra put under house arrest by Calcutta High Court

Kolkata,Pooja Mehta: The Calcutta High Court on Thursday put West Bengal cabinet minister Madan Mitra on house arrest till November 17. A division bench comprising Justice Joymalya Bagchi and Justice Mir Dara Sheko were hearing a petition for cancellation of bail for Mitra filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation, currently probing the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam.

Madan Mitra

“The fact that the sessions judge was in a haste to grant bail, this case will be heard by a regular bench on November 17, till then he will remain under house arrest,” said Bagchi. Bagchi further added that he will have to go back to his residence after being released from the hospital. He will only come out of the residence for any medical emergencies or interrogation. Mitra was granted bail by the Alipore Sessions Court on October 31. The court directed both the parties – CBI and Mitra’s counsel to appear on November 17 before a regular bench.