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HC asks police not to arrest Mukul Roy till March 31

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

The today extended an interim order, preventing the police from arresting BJP till March 31 in connection with a complaint over the death of a man in 2015.

The court extended the interim order after the police moved a plea, seeking more time to find the documents related to the treatment and death of

Singha Roy is considered to be a mentor of the BJP during his initial days in politics.

While hearing the anticipatory bail prayer moved by the BJP leader, a division bench of justices and R Bharadwaj granted the state time till March 15, when the matter will be taken up by the court again.

Roy, who was a top (TMC) before joining the BJP, was earlier directed by the court to cooperate in the probe by the and appear before the as and when asked.

The bench had, on January 30, directed the state to produce all he medical records relating to the treatment of Singha Roy.

Singha Roy had allegedly suffered a road accident around midnight on June 8, 2011 while returning home at Kanchrapara from Halisahar in North 24 district. He was treated at a local nursing home and then shifted to a private hospital in Kolkata.

His sister had alleged that Singha Roy was made to stay in a lodge under Roy's supervision after his release from the

During his stay at the lodge, Singha Roy suffered a throat infection and died after a prolonged treatment at a city hospital in January 2015, Kundu had said in her complaint.

She had also claimed that she found out from the hospital that Singha Roy had suffered an internal haemorrhage and expressed suspicion regarding the role of the in the matter.

The lawyers representing Kundu told the court that her attempts to lodge a complaint had failed and that she was forced to move the local court, which then directed the police to file an FIR.

Challenging the FIR, Roy had moved the high court, seeking anticipatory bail.

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First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 18:15 IST