Madan Mitra visits CBI office as per court’s order

Senior Trinamool Congress leader and Saradha scam accused Mitra could not meet the CBI investigating officer because the latter was away in New Delhi.

By: PTI | Kolkata | Published:September 16, 2016 9:13 pm
Madan Mitra, saradha scam, tmc, trinamool congress, saradha chit fund, chit fund scam, saradha chit fund scam, cbi, india news As per one of the conditions against which Mitra was granted bail by the Sessions Court on September 9, the TMC leader was not supposed to move out of Bhowanipore jurisdiction. (Source: File)

Senior Trinamool Congress leader and Saradha scam accused Madan Mitra on Friday visited the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) office at CGO complex in Salt Lake as per the court’s directive to appear before the investigating officer once every week. Mitra, however, could not meet the CBI investigating officer (IO) because the latter was away in New Delhi, and left the office after waiting for an hour and returned to the hotel in Bhowanipore, where he has put up.

Earlier, Mitra moved to the Sessions Court with a plea to allow him to travel to Salt Lake to meet the CBI IO. As per one of the conditions against which Mitra was granted bail by the Sessions Court on September 9, the TMC leader was not supposed to move out of Bhowanipore jurisdiction.

“The court allowed Mitra to leave Bhowanipore jurisdiction and go to the CBI office any day once a week.” Mitra’s counsel Niladri Bhattacharya told PTI. Mitra submitted a letter to other officials to mark his presence at the CBI office, he said.

The court which had granted bail to Mitra, after he spent over 21 months in prison in connection with the chit fund scam, had also directed him to surrender his passport to the CBI. The investigating agency has filed a petition before the Calcutta High Court seeking cancellation of Mitra’s bail.