West Bengal: HC respite for BJP leader Mukul Roy in case of payment

KOLKATA: In relief for the BJP leader, the higher court in Calcutta on Tuesday ordered him not to be arrested until further orders in connection with a case of alleged payment of a.

A bank of the division of judges S Munshi and granted relief to Roy saying that the matter will not appear on the list for hearings and ordered the prosecution or petitioner to mention the matter before him, if necessary.

The court ordered Roy to cooperate with the investigation of the case.

The order came after the prosecution prayed for more time to examine documents and to obtain information from the central agencies regarding the case.

On August 29 of last year, the superior court granted Roy a protection of arrest for a week and was extended from time to time.

The BJP leader moved to the superior court in search of an advance bond in a cheat case filed by a businessman against Baban Ghosh, who claims to be a local leader of the saffron party wing.

Ganguly claimed in the FIR that Ghosh had taken Roy's name while assuring him of being a member of the Consultative Committee of Users of Zonal Railways and had bribed him several thousand rupees.

After Ghosh's arrest in the case by Kolkata police on August 21, Roy moved the higher court in search of an early bond since his name had appeared in the case.