Ghosh has attempted suicide by consuming sleeping pills in his prison cell.
The BJP, which has been vocal on the issue, alleged that many had suspected political motive behind the arrest of Kunal Ghosh because he had started to expose senior TMC leaderships involvement in Shardha Chit fund scam. Pointing out that Ghosh, former CEO of Saradha Media Group, had threatened he would commit suicide if TMC leaders like Mukul Roy and Madan Mitra were not arrested, BJP national secretary and West Bengal in charge, Sidharth Nath Singh said: “CBI being independent will follow their own line of investigation, however what is alarming is that Bengal police and the jail authorities allowed Kunal Ghosh to commit suicide inside the jail after he had already made his intention clear.”
“Since Kunal Ghosh is a prime witness to Shardha scam it was imperative for Bengal police to be more alert and should have monitored 24×7 Kunal Ghosh. Therefore the approach of Jail authorities raises further questions, whether it was suicide attempt or political conspiracy to suppress the evidence? Also it is important to know how the drugs slipped into his room,” Singh asked in a statement.
“BJP demands that CBI should investigate also the suicide attempt of Kunal Ghosh and under the process of law ensure a safer custody of Shardha scam’s prime witness,” he added.