Mitra was brought to the hospital from Alipore Central Jail after he complained of chest pain and respiratory distress, SSKM Hospital sources said.
The Special Crime branch of CBI probing the Saradha scam has decided to move a higher court to appeal against Alipur ACJM's order rejecting voice sample testing of West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra who was arrested by the agency.
Madan Mitra's bail plea was rejected by the Alipore court and the TMC leaders was sent to jail till 2 January.
Arrested by CBI in multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam, West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra's police custody ends on Friday.
Pulling no punches in her attack against BJP for allegedly pursuing "political vendetta" against TMC, West Bengal Chief Minister on Thursday charged that CBI was being used as a "political tool" by the NDA government and was functioning as "a department of the PMO".
CBI was granted custody of West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra on Tuesday, arrested in connection with Saradha chit fund scam, by a city court for four more days till 19 December.
West Bengal minister Madan Mitra, who is currently in CBI custody in connection with the Saradha scam, on Monday complained that he was not being allowed to meet his family members, lawyers or party colleagues.
The incident came close on the heels of TMC workers agitating against CBI officers after the arrest of West Begal Transport Minister Madan Mitra and smashing some cars parked outside the make-shift office of the agency last week.
Appparently referring to photos of Mitra sharing the dais with Saradha Group chairman Sudipata Sen, who is now in judicial custody in connection with the scam, at a function, Banerjee said "if an image is a proof of criminal conspiracy, then the PM should be arrested for Sahara scam.
"CBI has lost all credentials. It has become His Master's Voice. CBI has become a political tool. It is time to wind it up. TMC MPs will protest in Parliament from Monday (December 15) against BJP's politics of vendetta," Banerjee told a TMC rally here.
The CBI has arrested West Bengal Transport Minister and CM Mamata Banerjee's close aide Madan Mitra on Friday in connection with the Sarada chit fund scam.
With the arrest of a West Bengal Minister in connection with the Saradha scam, Mamata Banerjee is under siege. She is now clear that the BJP is the main enemy.
Launching a blistering attack against the Centre, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today termed state Transport Minister Madan Mitra's arrest as "political vendetta" and "dirty conspiracy" by the BJP and dared the NDA government to arrest her.
The Opposition on Friday came down heavily on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with the BJP demanding her resignation over the arrest of state transport minister Madan Mitra in connection with the multi-crore Saradha chitfund scam.
Subrata Mukherjee, the senior-most cabinet minister in the Mamata Banerjee government, was reacting after the reports of Mitra's arrest came in the midst of a scheduled cabinet meeting being chaired by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Here's a look at the prominent TMC leaders who were arrested in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam.
West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra Friday appeared before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for questioning in the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam.
Probing the multi-crore-rupee Saradha scam, the CBI on Thursday raided three offices of the tainted group in the city.
The Election Commission considers complaint lodged by Trinamool Congress against the poll panel for failing to ensure Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's safety
Congress on Friday demanded a CBI probe into the fire which broke out in a hotel room in Malda on Thursday where Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was staying while campaigning for the 24 April Lok Sabha poll.