A city court on Tuesday sent top East Bengal Club official Debabrata Sarkar, an accused in the Saradha chit fund scam, to further three days' CBI custody while it remanded main accused Sudipto Sen to judicial custody till September eight.
Critising sharply the insensitive rape, murder remark of Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Tapas Pal, former IPS officer and social activist Kiran Bedi said on Monday that he should be suspended from the party adding that the onus is now on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to take action against the tainted leader.
Security has been stepped up for the penultimate fourth phase Lok Sabha poll in West Bengal on Wednesday as four of the six seats going to the poll fall in Jangalmahal where the Maoists ruled till recently.
The northeastern state of India, Manipur represents two constituencies in the Lok Sabha, Inner Manipur and Outer Manipur. While Inner Manipur seat belongs to General category, the Outer Manipur seat is reserved for Scheduled Tribes (ST).
Rebel Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh alleged that three of the party`s Lok Sabha members, including two former union ministers, have secretly met Congress chief Sonia Gandhi`s political adviser Ahmed Patel in Delhi.
Defending her government and deflecting blames over the multi-crore-rupee Saradha Group chit fund scam, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said that the opposition is politicising the issue.