Barasat: Former Trinamool Congress leader Asif Khan, who was arrested for his alleged involvement in a cheating case, was remanded to five days' police custody by a local court.
The court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Barasat, in The North 24-Parganas district sent Khan to five days' police remand. The police had sought 10 days' custody of Khan.
The arrested was produced in the court today following his discharge from a hospital where he was admitted on Thursday evening on a complaint of illness.
The police had arrested Khan from his residence at Tiljala in Kolkata on Thursday evening and froze his bank account having a Rs 3.14 crore balance yesterday.
He was arrested after a UP businessman and a city-based firm complained that he had duped them of crores of rupees in a land deal in the Rajarhat-New Town area in the North 24-Parganas district.
Khan was a member of the TMC till last month, but quit the party accusing a section of party leadership of been involved in the Saradha chit fund scam.
The CBI had also grilled Khan, who was the editor of a Bengali daily "Aajker Kalom", in connection with the scam.