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Kunal Ghosh again demands arrest of Saradha scam 'guilty'

While being taken to a medical facility on Saturday, Rajya Sabha MP Kunal Ghosh again demanded that those 'guilty' in the Saradha scam should be arrested. Kolkata police heckled mediapersons who tried to get him to speak more.

india Updated: Nov 15, 2014 15:53 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Rajya Sabha,MP

Stealing a comment while he was being taken to a nearby facility for tests on Saturday morning, Rajya Sabha MP Kunal Ghosh again demanded that those 'guilty' in the Saradha scam should first be arrested.

"Ask them to first arrest those who are 'guilty'," Ghosh managed to throw the comment to a crowd of mediamen who thronged the SSKM hospital premises.

He said it around 11:30 when he was shifted to Bangur Institute of Neurology adjacent to SSKM Hospital.

Dressed in a green hospital robe and the oxygen tube dangling from his nose, Ghosh was taken away before he could say anything else.

On the way back from Bangur Institute of Neurology to SSKM Hospital, policemen pushed and shoved the patient as well as journalists to prevent Ghosh from making further comments to the media.

As Ghosh came out from the ambulance, he tried to stand to speak to the mediamen, but policemen pulled him away, and kept pushing him till he was inside the hospital building.

Ghosh was brought to SSKM Hospital from a high security solitary confinement cell of Presidency central jail where he consumed 26 sedatives.

Significantly, Ghosh has been consistently demanding that he was being made to be a sacrificial lamb in the scam, while the influential and the powerful (read top Trinamool Congress leaders) were roaming around freely.

Watch: Kunal Ghosh demands arrest of the 'guilty' again amidst police-media clash​

Forty-six year old Ghosh, suspended from the party in September 2013, has been behind bars since November last year. Only on November 10 this year (Monday) did he tell the city sessions court that he will end his life if those whose names surfaced during the Saradha scam probe were not arrested within three days.

Just four days ago, the MP threatened to commit suicide in the city sessions court. "If I am kept behind the bars and those whose names have surfaced in the Saradha scam not arrested in three days, I will commit suicide, Ghosh told the court on November 10," he said in the court.

In October CBI filed its first charge sheet in a city court where it found Kunal Ghosh guilty apart from Saradha chairman Sudipta Sen and executive director Debjani Mukherjee.

During a hearing before the Durga Puja, Ghosh remarked in a court that he was being wrongfully kept behind the bars while bigger beneficiaries of the scam were busy inaugurating community Durga Pujas.

First Published: Nov 15, 2014 12:52 IST