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Calcutta HC extends interim protection to BJP leader Mukul Roy till 8 Nov in connection with alleged payout for rail panel membership

  • The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday extended interim protection from arrest to BJP leader Mukul Roy in a case of alleged payout for a railway panel membership till 8 November

  • A division bench comprising justices S Munshi and S Dasgupta adjourned the hearing of Roy's plea till 5 November on a prayer by the West Bengal government

  • Appearing for the state, public prosecutor Saswata Mukherjee told the court that the police have collected documents and materials relevant to the case and need time to verify these

Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday extended interim protection from arrest to BJP leader Mukul Roy in a case of alleged payout for a railway panel membership till 8 November.

A division bench comprising justices S Munshi and S Dasgupta adjourned the hearing of Roy's plea till 5 November on a prayer by the West Bengal government.

 Calcutta HC extends interim protection to BJP leader Mukul Roy till 8 Nov in connection with alleged payout for rail panel membership

File image of BJP leader Mukul Roy. PTI

Appearing for the state, public prosecutor Saswata Mukherjee told the court that the police have collected documents and materials relevant to the case and need time to verify these.

The division bench then said it will hear the matter after the Durga Puja vacation on 5 November and extended interim protection from arrest to Roy till 8 November.

Roy was first granted week-long protection from arrest by the high court on 29 August and it was extended from time to time.

The BJP leader moved the high court seeking anticipatory bail in a case of cheating filed by Santu Ganguly, a businessman, against Baban Ghosh, who claims to be a local labour wing leader of the saffron party.

Ganguly alleged in the FIR that Ghosh had taken Roy's name while assuring him membership of a Zonal Railway Users Consultative Committee and took a bribe of several lakhs from him. Following Ghosh's arrest in the case by the Kolkata Police on 21 August, Roy moved the high court seeking anticipatory bail since his name had cropped up in the case.

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Updated Date: Sep 17, 2019 14:31:48 IST