The Calcutta High Court today granted interim bail to four Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders arrested in relation to the Narada case.
The court was hearing a plea for recall of an earlier High Court order staying their bail. All four have been under house arrest since May 19 following the court’s order because the matter was referred to the larger bench.
The bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal, Justice IP Mukerji, Justice Soumen Sen, Justice Harish Tandon and Justice Arijit Mukherjee passed the order and asked to furnish a personal bond of Rupees two lakhs with two solvent sureties.
“The aforesaid accused persons shall make themselves available for interrogation in the course of further investigation, if any, of the alleged offence, as and when required by the C.B.I. Considering the lockdown imposed in the State of West Bengal, the interrogation may be carried out by virtual mode. The aforesaid accused persons shall not tamper with the evidence or attempt to intimidate or influence the witnesses.” reads the order.
Violation of the aforesaid conditions may entail cancellation of the interim relief granted, in addition to initiation of any other appropriate proceedings.
The matter will be heard next on Monday, May 31.