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Suicide bid: Presidency Jail Superintendent, doctor suspended

Kolkata: Superintendent of Presidency Correctional Home, jail doctor and on duty staff were today suspended in connection with the alleged suicide attempt by suspended TMC MP and Saradha scam accused Kunal Ghosh as the West
PTI November 14, 2014 16:32 IST
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Kolkata: Superintendent of Presidency Correctional Home, jail doctor and on duty staff were today suspended in connection with the alleged suicide attempt by suspended TMC MP and Saradha scam accused Kunal Ghosh as the West Bengal government constituted a committee to probe the incident.

Making a statement to this effect in the state Assembly, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Home Secretary Basudeb Banerjee would head the committee which would probe the incident.

The superintendent, jail doctor and on duty staff would remain suspended pending completion of the inquiry, she said.

Banerjee said Ghosh's condition is absolutely stable and he is being examined every hour by the doctors attending on him.

"At 2 A.M, he himself complained of uneasiness," she said.

"Why should (the) doctor give him 15 sleeping pills ? Two or three sleeping pills could have been given to him. Perhaps he did not take as many pills as reported. Doctors also said it could not be that he has taken so many pills," she said.

The chief minister said the Saradha ponzi scam case was being investigated by the CBI and not the state government.

Ghosh was charge sheeted but some people were indulging in politics on this incident, she said, adding those who "cheated the society the most were being painted as great".

Banerjee also said that committing suicide is a crime in the eyes of law.

Apparently referring to Ghosh's threat to take his life, the chief minister said, she had seen the news two days ago, following which his health was being monitored every hour.

She said the jail doctor had prescribed sleeping pills to Ghosh as he had sleeping problem.

"We want to see everybody keeping well," she added.