The decision hints at Mamata’s desperation to do something for the poor ahead of 2023 panchayat polls, political observers say.
The CBI suspects the property, spread over 10 acres in Bolpur, Birbhum, was part of the proceeds of cattle smuggling allegedly masterminded by Mondal.
The special CBI court judge remanded Mondal in CBI custody till August 20 on a prayer by the investigating agency. The TMC leader's lawyer said no bail prayer was moved by him.
The TMC leader is on his way to state-run SSKM Hospital in the metropolis for a health check-up, a party source said.
The CBI has named four persons as accused in its charge sheet filed in the murder of Bhadu Sheikh whereas 18 people, including TMC leader Anarul Hussain and two juveniles, have been named.
The body of Chowrasia was found hanging with a rope tied around his neck in an abandoned room of the railway quarters near his house.
TMC leader Saugata Roy accused PM of lowering public discourse through his speeches on various issues and claimed that the announcements made on farmer welfare programmes were nothing but eye-wash.
Ahmed, who is also the younger brother of TMC MP Sultan Ahmed, has been summoned for questioning on June 10.