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Saradha scam: Calcutta High Court orders house arrest for West Bengal minister Madan Mitra

The Calcutta High Court on Thursday directed the authorities to put West Bengal cabinet minister Madan Mitra, accused in the multi-crore rupee Saradha chit fund scam, under house arrest till November 17.

According to reports, the order was passed by the division bench comprising Justice Joymalya Bagchi and Justice Mir Dara Sheko in response to a petition filed by the CBI seeking cancellation of bail given to Mitra.

The Central Bureau of Investigation is currently probing the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam case.

“The fact that the sessions judge was in a haste to grant bail, this case will be heard by a regular bench on November 17, till then he will remain under house arrest,” said Bagchi.

Bagchi further added that he will have to go back to his residence after being released from the hospital. He will only come out of the residence for any medical emergencies or interrogation.

Mitra was granted bail by the Alipore Sessions Court on October 31. The court directed both the parties – CBI and Mitra’s counsel to appear on November 17 before a regular bench.

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