A metropolitan court in Kolkata rejected suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh's parole plea. The MP had sought a one-day parole in order to attend Rajya Sabha session on July 21.
The court rejected his plea under the provision of West Bengal Correctional Service Act, 1992 Section 62 (sub clause 5). According to the act, the court cannot grant parole to a prisoner who is under confinement in a correctional home. It is the Inspector General Of Correctional Services who can grant release a prisoner on parole.
He has been asked to be present at the Rajya Sabha on July 21. A letter from Rajya Sabha was sent to the authorities of the Presidency Correctional Home in the last week of June. Following the rejection, Ghosh's counsel Ayan Chakraborty said that they would move the higher court for a revision of the order.
Gosh has was arrested in 2013 for his alleged role in the Saradha chit fund scam. He was the CEO of the media unit of the Saradha group. According to the Statesman, Ghosh has written several letters to Rajya Sabha chairman and vice-chairman claiming that he has been harassed and heckled in the correctional home.
With inputs from PTI