Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court today adjourned hearing of CBI plea seeking cancellation of bail to West Bengal minister Madan Mitra till November 5 and directed the investigation agency to serve notice on him again as his counsels were not present for the hearing.
While adjourning the matter, a division bench, comprising Justice Harish Tandon and Justice IC Das, observed that as it is a plea for cancellation of the bail, Mr Mitra should be given an opportunity to represent his case before the court.
Appearing before the court at 2.00 pm, CBI lawyer K Raghava Charyulu stated that the agency had served notice to Mr Mitra’s counsel at 1.00 pm for hearing the matter before the high court.
But no lawyer representing Mr Mitra was present in the courtroom when the hearing commenced. So the division bench fixed the next hearing date on November 5.
Mr Mitra has been admitted again in a private hospital this morning after complaining chest pain. Around same time the CBI moved to High Court seeking cancellation of his bail. When the court sat for the day at 10.30 am.