Kolkata: A court here granted bail on Thursday to Dr Pranab Dasgupta, a director of AMRI Hospital where 90
persons choked to death from a fire in the basement in
District sessions judge, Alipore, Anindya
Bhattacharya, granted bail to Dasgupta on the plea that he
would not abscond.
The counsel for Dasgupta, a well-known gynaecologist,
submitted before the court that he was not in India on the
date of the fire on December nine last year.
He stated that Dasgupta had returned to India on
March 15 on his own despite the possibility of arrest and as
such would not abscond if granted bail.
Two other directors of the hospital, RS Agarwal and
Dr Mani Chhetri were earlier granted bail in the case.
Seven directors and four administrative staff of the
hospital were arrested and charged with culpable homicide not
amounting to murder.