Badal sent to 13 – days judicial custody

Published on Friday, 15 November 2019 23:09
Written by Our Correspondant
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Agartala, Nov  15,2019: Former PWD Minister and incumbent  deputy leader of opposition Badal Chaudhury on alleged PWD scam case on Friday again send for jail custody up to November 27 next by the court of district and session judge after four days of police remand.

The Crime Branch on Friday produced him before court with an appeal for six more days police remand. But, after long hearing from both prosecution and defense team, district and session judge Satyajit Kar Purkayastha sent the veteran Left leader to 13-day judicial custody.

The court also directed the superintendent of central jail to arrange a separate room to interrogate Chaudhury by the investigating team of Crime Branch as and when required by Investigating Officer (IO).

The IO of the case on Friday again appealed for six more days police remand, but the court rejected his appeal and send Chaudhury again in jail custody and again on November 27 Chaudhury will be appeared in the court through video conferencing from central jail.

After the prayer of the IO, the special court allows the Crime Branch on November 12 for four days police custody of Badal Chaudhury at NCC police station and subsequently, Crime Branch on November 12 evening brought him at NCC police station from central jail for interrogation as per the order of the court.

However, the High Court of Tripura Friday rejected the bail of retired chief engineer Sunil Bhowmik and anticipatory bail plea of former Chief Secretary Y P Singh.

Justice Arindam Lodh of the High Court accepted the pleas made the prosecution team regarding denial of bail to Sunil Bhowmik who is in jail custody till November 22 despite strong argument in favour of bail presented by Bhowmik's lawyer. Besides, the anticipatory bail plea of former Chief Secretary Y P Singh under section 438 of CrPC was also rejected and already a search warrant had been issued against him. The prosecution team also filed an application for permanent arrest warrant against Singh at the special court.