Mamata’s Nephew Abhishek Might Be Released Soon


Kolkata: The 14-member medical board treating Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee is deliberating whether to release him early, if possible on Monday itself.

Abhishek’s vital health parameters continued to improve, hospital sources indicated. Hospital sources on Sunday confirmed the developments but refused to give a definite timeline for his possible release.

The TMC youth wing president and party supremo Mamata Banerjee’s nephew has been allowed free mobilisation and normal diet from today, a medical bulletin issued this morning by Belle Vue Clinic, where the leader is undergoing treatment, said.

“His superficial stitches of lacerated wound over the left cheek were comfortably removed yesterday forenoon while the most important stitches within the eye/orbit area shall be removed in due course after appropriate planning by the medical board,” the bulletin said.

Banerjee’s eye movements and vision were better as compared to that on Friday and the swelling had also reduced “substantially”, Belle Vue Clinic CEO P Tandon said.

The MP, who had only a few days ago undergone a protracted and complicated surgery below his left eye, has been under medical supervision since his October 18 accident near Singur. He had suffered multiple injuries and fractures but the most severe was the one below his left eye.

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee has been keeping a close tab on her nephew’s health.