The CJM court,Alipore on Thursday rejected the bail petition of the eight accused,including six AMRI directors,in connection with the fire in the Kolkata hospital. Delivering the order,C H Karim,judge of the CJM court,extended their jail custody for 14 days.
S K Todi,Rabi Todi,R S Goenka,Prashant Goenka,Manish Goenka and Dayanand Agarwal,six AMRI directors and S Upadhyay and Sanjiv Pal,two officials of the hospital,were produced on Thursday at the CJM,court Alipore.
Moving the bail petition,advocate Amitava Ganguly,a counsel of the accused,pointed out of the 15 directors of the AMRI hospital,the Kolkata Police arrested seven and booked three others who are absconding now. But the police did not touch the other five directors,he said.
Of these five directors,two are nominated by the Bengal government. Ganguly argued if the share holders and the directors like Todi and Goenka were booked for the fire,the police should arrest the other five also.
The counsels of the accused pleaded that the police had already interrogated the directors and that they were eminent people and would not leave the city. The counsels further pleaded that Todi,Goenka and other directors suffered from various diseases and so the court should grant them bail.