New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday granted
bail to former Left Front minister and CPI-M MLA Susanta Ghosh
in connection with a skeletons recovery case.
While granting bail, a bench of justices Altamas Kabir
and Gyan Sudha Misra imposed the condition that Ghosh would
not visit West Bengal`s West Midnapore district other than his
Assembly constituency Garbeta.
The apex court, which allowed his appeal against the
denial of bail by the Calcutta High Court on September 29,
last year, said Ghosh would also have to visit a police
station nearest to his residence on the last Sunday of every
month between 11 AM and 2 PM.
Other conditions for his bail would be imposed by the
Ghosh`s bail plea was argued by advocate Ajay Sharma, who
had filed the appeal against the high court order.
Ghosh has been in custody since August 11, last year
after his arrest by the state CID for his alleged complicity
in the murder of Ajay Acharya, whose son filed an FIR
following discovery of his skeleton from a pit.
Seven skeletons were dug out from a pit in a field near
Ghosh`s ancestral house at Benachapra in West Midnapore
district. DNA tests proved that one of the skeletons was that
of Acharya. In the FIR, Shyamal Acharya named Ghosh as one of
the key accused.
He alleged that his father had been murdered along with
the other six, all Trinamool Congress supporters, in September
2002 and their bodies were buried.
Ghosh has maintained that it is a politically-motivated
case and was filed after a change in the government in the