Former CPI (M) minister threatens hunger-strike

Midnapore: Former CPI (M) minister Sushanta Ghosh, who was arrested in connection with recovery of seven skeletons near his ancestral house, Wednesday threatened to go on an indefinite hunger-strike alleging mental torture.

Ghosh, who could briefly speak to newsmen before he was whisked into the court, said he had been interrogated continuously for 30 hours by the CID as a result of which he fell ill.

He said the interrogation was a 'mental torture' and he would go an indefinite hunger-strike in protest against it.

"I also did not have lunch this afternoon," he said.

Meanwhile, in Kolkata, DG CID V V Thambi, who met Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, said Ghosh was being brought back from Midnapore to Kolkata tonight and his interrogation would continue.