Kolkata: CBI appealed to a city court to allow it to call doctors from AIIMS, New Delhi, under Section 53 of CRPC to ascertain the current medical status of five jailed accused in the Saradha chit fund scam.
While the counsel of Matang Singh gave his consent, lawyers of Sadananda Gogoi, Monoranjana Singh and former West Bengal minister Madan Mitra expressed their objection to CBI’s petition.
Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Sougata Roy Chowdhury fixed July 11 as the next date of hearing on the same issue.
The other accused Santunu Ghosh was unrepresented.
Questioning the need for calling doctors from AIIMS, Mitra’s counsel stressed that the Trinamool Congress leader has never been to private medical facilities and there was a medical board which had reported daily to CBI.
The counsel also questioned why the name of the other accused Ramesh Gandhi was excluded from CBI’s list.
The court directed the CBI counsel to submit the medical documents of the five accused for “ready reference” and why Gandhi was not included in its list.