- Kolkata court sends Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee and his alleged aide to 10-day ED custody
- ED had prayed for 14-day custody of Chatterjee
- The company also prayed for 13 days custody of Mukherjee.
West Bengal SSC Scam: A Kolkata court on Monday granted 10-day Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody to West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee and his alleged aide Arpita Mukherjee, who were arrested in connection with the probe into the university jobs scam.
The ED had prayed for Chatterjee’s 14-day custody, stating that the AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, after the minister’s medical examination on the orders of the Calcutta High Court, mentioned in a report that his health required any proactive intervention. Not there.
Rejecting the minister’s bail application, special ED courtroom judge Jibon Kumar Sadhu in the Bankshall courtroom here was given ED custody of the minister and Mukherjee as well till August 3.
The court, in its order that came at around 11 pm, directed that both the accused arrested on July 22 should be produced before them again on August 3.
The ED, while praying for 14-day custody of Chatterjee, claimed that he is in the government-run SSKM hospital allegedly on the pretext of illness and hence the company could not interrogate him through the two-day remand granted by the CMM-in-charge court on Saturday. Could do
The company also prayed for 13 days custody of Mukherjee.
The Calcutta High Court on Sunday directed that Chatterjee be taken to AIIMS, Bhubaneswar on Monday morning for medical examination by experts from various departments.
The judge directed that both the accused, who were taken into custody in ED’s custody, be medically examined every 48 hours.
The court directed the investigating officer not to harass the accused persons.
The investigating officer was directed not to take Mukherjee for custodial interrogation between 9 pm and 6 pm.