Kolkata. The Calcutta High Court has directed the police not to take any punitive action against BJP leader Mukul Roy till 23 April. The case is about an alleged call made by an unknown person to ask for extortion.
While granting protection to Roy till 23 April, Justice Tirthakar Ghosh allowed the investigators to inquire into the matter in critical circumstances. You can summon the BJP leader by giving seven days notice. The court gave this order on Roy's anticipatory bail petition. A case has been filed against Roy by his former colleague Sujit Shyam. The next hearing on the case will be held on April 23.
Roy's lawyer Vikas Bhattacharya told the court that there is nothing in the complaint which shows that the petitioner has committed an offense. The complaint has been filed for political reasons. The Public Prosecutor, appearing on behalf of the police, filed a report before the court stating that the caller had not yet been identified, on whose phone call the complaint was lodged at the Kalighat police station.
Roy has appeared before investigators twice in connection with the investigation. During the hearing on the bail application of the BJP leader, Justice Ghosh noted that investigators have not seized the mobile phone on which the calls were allegedly made. The public prosecutor told the court that the police had obtained phone call records.
Sujit Shyam claimed in the FIR lodged at the Kalighat police station that he received calls from a mobile number and the caller said that he had received the CD Some documents have been found in the form which can be fatal for the Trinamool Congress. He asked for Rs 1.5 crore in return. Shyam also claimed that the main accused in the case, an unknown caller, told him that Mukul Roy had earlier shown interest in buying CDs at a higher price, but later backed down.
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