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  Metros   Kolkata  23 Dec 2016  Calcutta HC extends MP Kunal Ghosh's interim bail

Calcutta HC extends MP Kunal Ghosh's interim bail

Published : Dec 23, 2016, 4:07 am IST
Updated : Dec 23, 2016, 6:45 am IST

He was elected to the Rajya Sabha in April 2012.

Kunal Ghosh
 Kunal Ghosh

Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Thursday extended interim bail to suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh in connection with cases over his alleged involvement in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam.

A division bench comprising justices Ashim Kumar Roy and M M Banerjee extended bail granted to Mr Ghosh till January 10, 2017, while fixing January 6 as the next date for hearing in the matter.

The bench had set free Mr Ghosh on interim bail on October 5 following his incarceration for more than two years in connection with criminal cases lodged against him.

The bench had granted bail to Mr Ghosh, who headed the Saradha Group’s media business, on two sureties of Rs 1 lakh each. Mr Ghosh was arrested on November 23, 2013 by Bidhannagar Police after the Saradha scam broke out in April that year.

The MP was suspended by the Trinamool Congress in September 2013, which had given him the Rajya Sabha ticket, for anti-party activities after he had started making allegations of involvement of some party leaders in the scam.

He was elected to the Rajya Sabha in April 2012.

Tags: saradha chit fund scam, rajya sabha, trinamool congress
Location: India, West Bengal, Calcutta [Kolkata]