Mukul Roy Gets Relief From HC

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Kolkata:  The Calcutta High Court on Monday announced a stay order in the ongoing murder case against BJP leader Mukul Roy in relation to a complaint over the death of his political mentor, Mrinal Kanti Singha Roy, in January 2015.

Mukul Roy, who was then a Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP, was directed by the court to cooperate and appear before the investigating officer as and when asked. The HC directed the state to produce all medical records relating to the treatment of Singha Roy and his death certificate on February 14, the next date of hearing.

Mukul Roy had moved for anticipatory bail before a division bench of justices Joymalyo Bagchi and Rajarshi Bharadwaj. Appearing for Roy, his lawyer Asish Sanyal said Singha Roy had met with an accident in 2011 and died in 2015.

Singha Roy had allegedly met with a road accident on June 8, 2011 around midnight while returning home at Kanchrapara from Halisahar. Singha Roy’s sister Sonali alleged that he was shifted to a Kolkata hospital and, then, was kept in a lodge under instructions of Roy instead of being taken home after his release.

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