A court in North 24 Parganas district today granted bail to ruling Trinamool Congress councillor Anindya Chattopadhyay, as the police failed to submit a charge sheet within the stipulated 60-day period in an extortion case.
Chattopadhyay, who was arrested on July 12 for his alleged involvement in extortion, secured bail by the court of Bidhannagar sub-divisional judicial magistrate.
The Trinamool councillor of ward no. 41 of Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation, had been taken into custody by the police following a complaint by a person in the area that he was pressurised by the leader to pay Rs 12 lakhs when he had undertaken a construction work at his residence.
He was called for questioning at Bidhanagar North Police Station and after he allegedly failed to give satisfactory reply, he was arrested.
( Source – PTI )