West Bengal BJP on Sunday claimed that West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra was being given preferential treatment in jail after his arrest in connection with the multi-crore rupees Saradha scam and threatened to move court if the officials fail to strictly adhere to the jail code.
A medical check-up was on Saturday conducted on West Bengal Minister Madan Mitra, accused in Saradha scam, at a state-run hospital here after which he was taken back to the Alipore prison as doctors found "nothing serious".
Refuting CBI`s claims that huge amount was transferred to his account, arrested West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra Friday told a court to hang him if it was proved that he had taken the Saradha scam money.
Dismissing speculation that Saradha scam could have an adverse impact on Trinamool Congress's performance in coming municipal and Assembly elections, party General Secretary Mukul Roy on Thursday said people continued to repose faith on Mamata Banerjee and TMC would win the polls.
West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra, who has been arrested by CBI in connection with the Saradha chitfund scam, will be discharged from hospital soon as his medical reports found him to be healthy.
Amid her party's protest alleging misuse of CBI by the Centre in the Saradha scam following state minister Madan Mitra's arrest, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said it seemed that people were being sent to jail now on political considerations too.
Terming West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress' protests in court against the arrest of minister Madan Mitra contempt of court, former chief justice of India Altamas Kabir Saturday called for bringing the matter to the apex court's immediate attention.
West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi on Saturday said that he was not "initially" informed about the arrest of the state's sports and transport minister Madan Mitra by the CBI in its ongoing probe into the Saradha scam.
On a backfoot following the arrest of minister Madan Mitra in Saradha chitfund scam, senior Trinamool Congress leader and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee on Friday questioned why the CBI is not arresting CPI(M) leaders, during whose rule such companies mushroomed in the state.
West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra, who was arrested by CBI in connection with the Saradha chitfund scam, was on Friday admitted to the state-run SSKM Hospital after he was remanded to judicial custody by a city court.
On a day when West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra was sent to judicial custody in the Saradha scam, five of his ministerial colleagues met Governor KN Tripathi complaining against the CBI investigation that was "aimed only at the ruling party".
West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra, arrested in the Saradha scam, Friday claimed he has named to the CBI, several CPI-M leaders including MP Mohammad Salim for their involvement in the multi-crore scandal. The Left leaders dismissed the allegations.