Big Set Back For Mukul, Calcutta HC Cancels Mukul’s Plea On Money Fraud Case


Kolkata: Calcutta High Court on Tuesday cancels BJP leader Mukul Roy’s plea on Money fraud case. Earlier, Mukul Roy was appealed in HC to get rid off him from the case. But HC today declined his appeal and ordered to continue the investigation.

Earlier, West Bengal Police had arrested the brother-in-law of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mukul Roy on complaints filed six years ago. Srijon Roy was arrested from Delhi and brought to Kolkata, in connection with complaints lodged in 2012 against him in more than one police station for taking Rs 3 lakh each from a few people on the promise of giving them jobs in the railways, according to police officers who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Mukul Roy was the railway minister from March 20 till September 21, 2012, when Trinamool Congress decided to walk out of the UPA II government at the Centre.

The arrest of Srijon Roy is likely to trigger a political controversy in the state, where the acrimony between the BJP and Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress.