Kolkata (West Bengal):
West Bengal minister Jyotipriya Mallick who was arrested within the alleged multi-crore ration rip-off, on Friday mentioned that his well being was so unhealthy that he would possibly change into paralysed.
“My well being is unhealthy. I’ve issues with my proper leg. I’ll change into paralysed,” he advised reporters in Kolkata whereas being taken to the Command Hospital for a medical check-up.
Nonetheless, he didn’t reply to the reporters’ questions on the ration rip-off.
A particular court docket in Kolkata on Monday prolonged his custody by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) until November 13.
Mr Mallick was arrested earlier in reference to the alleged multi-crore ration rip-off within the state.
He must be produced earlier than the chief metropolitan Justice of the Peace court docket in Kolkata on November 13, the court docket acknowledged.
An ED workforce on October 26 evening arrested the Trinamool Congress chief and state minister in reference to the alleged case of corruption within the public distribution system.
The central company made the arrest late at evening after conducting searches at Mr Mallick’s residence in Salt Lake, on the outskirts of Kolkata.
As media individuals jostled and gathered across the minister whereas he was being whisked away by the ED sleuths, with the assistance of Central Armed Police Pressure (CAPF) personnel, the minister mentioned he was the “sufferer of a grave conspiracy”.
The ED had been conducting an investigation into the alleged ration distribution scheme.
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