Kolkata Police has sent a notice to senior BJP leader Mukul Roy in connection with an alleged corruption and fraud case. In the notice, Roy has been asked to present himself before the city police for an interrogation regarding the case in which an arrest warrant has already been issued by the Bankshall Court.

The notice has been sent in connection with a case in which an alleged cash transaction of Rs 80 lakh took place. According to police Kalyan Roy Barman, a group D employee with the Indian Railways, was arrested from Burrabazar area on 31 July 2018 in connection with a corruption case. During interrogation, the arrested person revealed the name of Mukul Roy and alleged Mr Roy of receiving the sum of Rs 80 lakh from him.

Following this, the investigating officer of Kolkata Police issued three summons to Mukul Roy between September and December 2018. However, he skipped all these interrogations, following which Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate of Bankshall Court issued summon to him to appear before the court on 28 February. But instead of responding to the summon, Mr Roy filed an application in Delhi High Court. Later on, Bankshall Court summoned him twice on 27 March and 24 June but again he avoided appearing before the court.

The Kolkata Police sources said that Delhi High Court has already dismissed his application as withdrawn on 18 July and Bankshall Court has again issued an arrest warrant against him within 29 August.

“Kolkata Police is flattering Mamata Banerjee. They are doing all these things to show off their duty to please Miss Banerjee. Tomorrow, there is a hearing at Delhi High Court in this case,” Mukul Roy said dismissing the allegation against him.

Earlier in February this year, the Calcutta High Court had granted him anticipatory bail in connection with the murder case of Trinamul MLA Satyajit Biswas.

The court had directed him to co-operate with the investigating agencies. Former Trinamul Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Mukul Roy had joined Bharatiya Janata Party in 2017.