Update: Pratima Dutta feel ill and sen to the hospital after she produced in court.
Kolkata: Police have arrested Pratima Dutta in cable case, who moved the Calcutta High Court for a CBI probe into the 2011 murder of her husband Tapan Dutta of Bali in Howrah for opposing filling-up of a water-body in the area.
Several Trinamool leaders, including state co-operation minister Arup Roy, are accused in the case. The HC is yet to decide on the plea for a CBI probe, but had in April this year turned down Howrah District Court’s acquittal of the accused and had order a fresh trial.
Pratima was arrested from her residence at Bali this morning by a team from Nischinda police station on charges of giving life threats to local cable TV operator Ashit Bikash Dutta and also stealing his cables. Pratima’s family is an old cable TV operator in the area and she allegedly did so to scare away the new entrant Ashit.
On the basis of the allegations by Ashit Bikash Dutta, Nischinda police station had registered a non-bailable FIR against Pratima. In view of this, she appealed the Howrah District Court for an anticipatory bail. The court rejected the plea yesterday and issued a warrant against her. She has been produced in the district court now.