Bengaluru, May 12: The Central Bureau of Investigation probing the Saradha scam feels that the case against Madan Mitra needs to be transferred out of the Alipore sessions court if the ends of justice are to be met. This is a major development since the investigating agency has for the first time officially sought a transfer of the case in connection with the Saradha scam.
In its appliction before the High Court of Calcutta, the CBI says that for an impartial and fair inquiry, the case relating to TMC leader, Mitra who is an accused in the Saradha scam needs to be transferred.
Transfer bail plea:
The application by the CBI comes in the wake of the Alipore sessions court hearing the bail plea filed by Madan Mitra. The CBI feels that there are indications that the bail is being granted and this defeats the ends of justice.
In its petition the CBI has said that we are seeking a transfer of the case under an exceptional and extraordinary situation. The cases relating to the Saradha scam are of public importance and hence a fair investigation and trial is the need of the hour.
What prompted CBI to seek transfer?
The CBI in its petition has sought a transfer of the case out of the Alipore Sessions Court. The bail plea which was to be heard on May 11 has now been posted for May 13 in the wake of this CBI petition in the High Court.
Mitra had originally filed a bail plea before the High Court, but when the same was not heard, they moved the Alipore court. The CBI says that it did not get to know about this move immediately.
The CBI has been saying that Mitra forms an important link to the entire Saradha case. Having him enlarged on bail would prove fatal to the ongoing investigation. Mitra is one of the biggest catches for the CBI as he connects the alleged nexus between the political class of West Bengal and the Saradha group.