KOLKATA: Former DGP of West Bengal and Trinamool Congress leader Rajat Majumdar was granted bail on Monday by the Calcutta High Court after his arrest by the CBI in September over his alleged involvement in the multi-crore Saradha scam.
Majumdar was an adviser to Saradha group and used to receive a monthly retainer of `7 lakh, and the CBI after raiding his home had seized several incriminating documents.He had challenged the CBI in the court, saying it could never force him to name West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee or TMC Rajya Sabha MP Mukul Roy as beneficiaries of the scam.
Majumdar’s counsel argued in the High Court that since the CBI had submitted the chargesheet, there was no reason why he should be kept in judicial custody anymore.
The HC, while granting the conditional bail, directed Majumdar to surrender his passport and not leave the city without prior permission. He would have to report to the CBI investigating officer once a week. Majumdar is the second TMC leader to get bail after former TMC Rajya Sabha MP Srinjoy Bose.