Bengal mantri Mitra under house arrest

Bengal mantri Mitra under house arrest
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The Calcutta High Court on Thursday directed that West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra, an accused in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam, will remain in house confinement under police surveillance till disposal of a CBI plea for cancellation of his bail.

Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Thursday directed that West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra, an accused in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam, will remain in house confinement under police surveillance till disposal of a CBI plea for cancellation of his bail.

Observing that Mitra is a Cabinet minister and has the power to influence witnesses if allowed to remain free, a division bench directed that he would remain confined to his residence.

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