Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court granted bail to BJP leader Mukul Roy’s brother-
in-law Srijan Roy, who is an accused in a fraud case of providing railway jobs.
The division bench of Justice Jaimalya Bagchi and Justice Ravi Krishan Kapoor
accepted his bail plea on a personal bond of Rs 50 thousand. But Srijan Roy will
not be able to go out of Kolkata and will not be able to enter North 24 Parganas.
Whenever the investigating officials will summon him then he will have to appear
and will have to appear once in every week in the local police station.
Srijan was in jail for 198 days. His lawyer Sudipta Moitra and Subhashish Dasgupta
complained that while Srijan was in jail no investigating officer questioned him
even once. They alleged that the case is politically motivated.
However, government lawyer Saswatagopal Chatterjee protested against the bail.
A total of 11 cases were filed against Mukul Roy and his brother-in-law Srijan Roy
in Calcutta High Court. In January 2012, Srijan allegedly took 1 lakh 50 thousand
rupees from Ravi Kumar Yadav for providing him with a job in Railways in the fourth
class. Another accused Ashish Dutta played the middleman between them.
Ashis again took another 1 lakh 15 thousand from Ravi and brought it at Srijan’s
house. Later on, money was again taken from him several times. The total money
taken from him was 3 lakh 15 thousand. Mukul Roy was the railways minister then.
Ravi was told that money was required for Medical examination. Then Ashish Dutta
asked Ravi to go and contact at the Railway department. He was given a fake
document after medical examination at the Kanchrapara Railways Hospital.
Despite of being a railways workers, Ravi did not join work for the last 5 years.
Though, he was given joining letter in exchange for money, but did not get any job.
Based on this he lodged an FIR against Mukul Roy and Ashish Dutta in the Noapara
police station. The police acted on the basis of this complaint and seized fake
joining letter of railways along with other documents from Ravi’s house. Srijan was
later arrested from Delhi.