Mitra’s lawyers opposed the move saying that the minister was severely sick and that the central agency had questioned him on January 20, but found no fresh evidence against him.
Sibal had even pleaded that his client was ready to step down as a minister as a condition for bail. However, the bench was not convinced.
Abdul Manna, the Congress leader who had originally moved the petition for CBI inquiry in the SC, said: “It was really unfortunate to see a senior Congress leader appearing for Madan Mitra.
While the TMC immediately took up the matter with the Speaker, it later said that after Scindia’s apology, it would not pursue the matter further.
Congress Councillor Prakash Upadhyay had filed a complaint with ED in April 2014.
The agency had sought details of sources of income of the party during 2010-2013 and also the expenditure pattern.
During the questioning, the actor assured the agency that he would soon return the amount given to him by the said firm.
Mukul Roy has kept a low profile, choosing to keep the sound bytes to a minimum and attending Parliament regularly.
State BJP chief Rahul Sinha brushed aside such reports as rumours and blamed media for spreading false information.
Earlier, Roy was summoned by the CBI sleuths for questioning on January 30 for the first time this year.
The CBI has served the notice through speed post and asked Bakshi to reply within a week’s time.
Party general secretary Subrata Bakshi told to reply within a week.
Chief Judicial Magistrate of Darjeeling court passed the order on Monday evening during which Sen was present in the court.
Notice issued to him under the provisions of the PMLA as he “failed to submit relevant documents” which the probe team had sought from him.
The ED is also looking into meetings held between Mitra and Kundu in Kolkata during 2011-13.