Saradha scam: Calcutta HC rejects Madan Mitra’s bail plea

Kolkata, Nov.19 : The Calcutta High Court on Thursday rejected the bail petition of West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra, who is an accused in the Saradha Chit-fund scam.

Mitra, who had yesterday resigned from West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s Cabinet, has been asked to immediately surrender before the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate.

The High Court had on November 5 ordered Mitra to be kept under house arrest till November 17. The TMC leader had got a bail in this case by an Alipur court on October 31.

The High Court had also questioned the bail granted to Mitra by a lower court as the same had been refused to the TMC leader earlierin August.

The CBI had arrested Mitra in connection with the scam in December last year. (ANI)