TMC leader Madan Mitra complains of stomach pain, doctor advises rest

The former state transport came out on bail on Saturday after being jailed for over 21 months in connection with the Saradha scam.

By: PTI | Kolkata | Published:September 11, 2016 7:23 pm
madan mitra, madan mitra bail, saradha scam madan mitra, cbi probe madan mitra, saradha scam cbi probe, madan mitra mail, india news Former Transport Minister and TMC Leader Madan Mitra a showing victory sign after coming out on bail in connection to the Sharda chit fund scam from Alipore Correctional home in Kolkata on Saturday. PTI Photo

Trinamool Congress leader Madan Mitra was reportedly taken ill in the hotel where he was put after his release from prison on Saturday after being jailed for over 21 months in connection with the Saradha scam.

According to a family source, Mitra complained of stomach pain last night following which a doctor was called to attend him at the hotel in the southern part of the city.

The former state transport minister was attended to by the doctor who administered an injection last night after which Mitra’s health condition improved, the source said.

“There is nothing to worry, but doctors have prescribed him complete rest. He has also been asked not to talk much and avoid any form of stress,” the source said adding doctors were keeping a close watch on the leader.

It was learnt that with the CBI saying it would move to the High Court against Mitra’s bail, the TMC leader’s counsel had visited him at the hotel last evening to have a discussion on their next move in this connection.

Mitra was released from Alipore jail on Sunday morning and taken to a hotel within the Bhowanipore police station limits as per the condition set by the court for granting him bail. His own residence is within Kalighat police station limits.

Alipore sessions court granted Mitra bail on Friday on two sureties of Rs 15 lakh each.

He was directed to appear before the court on November 23, surrender his passport to CBI and appear before its investigating officer once every week. He was also directed not to leave Bhowanipore police station jurisdiction area.

Mitra, who was arrested on December 12, 2014, was granted bail by a lower court last year. He had surrendered before the court after his bail was cancelled by the Calcutta High Court on November 20 last year.

Former union minister Matang Sinh is among those arrested in the case, while several TMC functionaries, including Mamata Banerjee’s close aide Mukul Roy, have been questioned in connection with it.

The CBI had taken over the investigation to the Saradha chit fund scam in June, 2014 on the order of the Supreme Court.