Saradha scam: Kunal Ghosh discharged from hospital, brought back to jail
A day after surviving an attempted suicide at Presidency Central Jail, suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh has been discharged from SSKM hospital and taken back to jail on Sunday, police said.
Kolkata: A day after surviving an attempted suicide at Presidency Central Jail, suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh has been discharged from SSKM hospital and taken back to jail on Sunday, police said.
Ghosh, who was hospitalised after allegedly attempting suicide yesterday in jail, had claimed that 'those guilty and involved in the Saradha scam are roaming free' and demanded that they should be arrested.
Reportedly, in a bid to commit suicide, he had allegedly consumed several sedative pills in his cell on Friday night.
In the last hearing when he was produced by the CBI in the court, Ghosh had threatened that he would be forced to commit suicide if the persons whom he had named in the Saradha scam case were not arrested by CBI.
Ghosh was first arrested by West Bengal Police and later shifted to CBI custody after the central agency took charge of the probe.
Escorted by police personnel, Ghosh stood up for a brief moment before the reporters who were present.
Ghosh had allegedly named few influential political personalities of the ruling Trinamool Congress during the course of interrogation by CBI.
Later, while Ghosh was being brought back to SSKM from Bangur Institute of Neurology, a scuffle broke out between police personnel and media persons, as reporters tried to pose questions to Ghosh.
(With Agency inputs)