A city court Friday granted bail to Piyali Sen, wife of Saradha chit fund scam accused Sudipta Sen, on humanitarian grounds but denied the relief to his son Subhojit and sent him to judicial custody till April 30.
The chief judge of City Sessions Court Mohd Mumtaz Khan granted bail to Piyali on three sureties of Rs 10,000 each. However, he rejected bail plea of Subhojit.
Advocate Naresh Balutia, the counsel for Piyali and Subhojit submitted that the duo be granted bail on humanitarian grounds. Balutia submitted that Piyali, the second wife of Sudipta Sen, had two children who were living in a flat and had no guardian to look after them. Similarly, he pleaded for Subhojit’s bail stating that he too had two children and that his wife was finding it difficult to manage without him.
Advocate Bhaskar Banerjee, counsel of ED submitted that they won’t oppose the bail plea of Piyali on humanitarian ground. He submitted that during interrogation, Piyali disclosed some valuable information about Saradha assets and property and the ED was trying to identify them. He , however, strongly opposed Subhojit’s prayer claiming his enlargement on bail would be detrimental to investigation.
The city judge then directed to take Subojit Sen in the jail custody. He will be produced in the court on April 30.
However, Piyali could not be released on bail as she failed to fulfil the conditions. According to the court order, Piyali had to submit three sureties of Rs 10,000 each, including one from a person from the City Sessions Court. But she could not find any one from the court, following which she was taken in custody.
Another investor commits suicide
KOLKATA: The Saradha chit fund scam claimed yet another life Friday when the body of a 30-year-old man, who had worked as an agent of the company, was found hanging in his house at Canning in West Bengal’s South-24 Parganas district. The family of Sushanta Sardar claimed he took the extreme step as he was depressed over losing Rs 1.5 lakh that he had invested with the company. ENS
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