Former West Bengal minister and Trinamool Congress leader Madan Mitra did not have to appear before the investigating officer (IO) of the CBI on Thursday at the CGO complex as the Sessions Judge of the Alipore Judge Court said that he will hear the matter regarding permission for Mitra to leave the Bhawanipore police station limits on Friday.

Madan Mitra&’s counsel filed a petition on Thursday at the Alipore Judges Court seeking permission for Mitra to leave the Bhawanipore police station limits in order to meet the CBI IO as per the order of the court. Mitra is currently staying in a hotel on Elgin Road. The petition was put up at 10.30 am by Mitra&’s counsel, which was accepted by the Sessions Judge. Around 12.30 pm a copy of the petition was served on the CBI at the CGO Complex in Salt Lake.

On September 9, additional district and sessions judge Uttam Kumar Nandi, Alipore Judges Court, had granted Mitra interim bail till November 23 under stringent conditions, 21 months after his arrest in connection with the multicrore Saradha scam.

Mitra was granted bail on personal bond of Rs.30 lakhs (two Rs.15 lakh bonds). He was asked not to leave the Bhawanipore police station limits without permission of the court,to surrender his passport and to meet the CBI investigating officer at the CGO complex once a week.

Mitra was arrested in December 2014 for his alleged involvement in the multicrore Saradha scam. The Central agency has named him in one of the supplementary charge sheets filed in the case.