Court Permits CBI to Grill Madan in Hospital


Kolkata: The Alipore Court on Tuesday permitted CBI to interrogate jailed Transport Minister Madan Mitra over his alleged role in multi-crore Saradha Scam. The court also directed CBI to question Madan within seven days.

The minister is currently under treatment in SSKM Hospital for respiratory troubles. Madan was shifted to ITU after his condition deteriorated on Thursday. The TMC minister had earlier been rejected bail many times. His last attempt by placing high-profile lawyer Kapil Sibal to get bail had also failed.

The Calcutta High Court had earlier rejected Madan’s bail plea citing reason that his influential position may affect the course of investigation.