Kolkata, May 9 (IANS) Rejecting the bail pleas of Saradha Group promoter Sudipta Sen and two of his close aides, including Debjani Mukherjee, a West Bengal court Thursday sent the three to nine days’ police custody in one case and 14 days’ judicial custody in another case.
Bidhannagar Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate A.H.M. Rahman, passed the order in two different cases, the first of which was filed on an FIR by Arpita Ghosh, on the basis of which the three were arrested April 23, and subsequently sent to 14 days’ police custody.
The second case was started on the basis of an FIR by Kannoj Mandal, an investor of the company. In both the FIRs, the deposit seeking company of the Saradha Group has been accused of cheating.
While in the first case, the trio has been remanded to 14 days’ judicial custody, the court ordered nine days’ police custody in the second.
Praying for bail, defence counsel argued that the accused have cooperated with police during interrogation and that they have no intention either to abscond or to deny the investors refund of their money.
However, the court rejected their pleas and remanded them in custody.