Arrested Bengal Minister’s Health Condition Stable: Hospital

Kolkata: The health condition of West Bengal Forest minister Jyoti priyo Mallick arrested by the ED in a money laundering case linked to an alleged multi-croreration distribution scam was stable, an official said onSaturday. Mallick wasremanded to EnforcementDirectorate (ED) custody for
10 days by a court herefollowing his arrest by thecentral agency. The ministerhad fainted during a hearingin the court here and wasrushed to a city hospital forimmediate medical care onFriday. “The minister had agood sleep in the night. Hemade no complaints regardingexperiencing any
uneasiness,” a senior doctor,who is part of the teammonitoring Mallick’s healthcondition, at the hospital toldPTI.”Mallick has been admittedwith an initial diagnosis ofhyperglycaemia, renalimpairment, dyselectrolytemia,and pre-syncope with abackground of T2DM and hypertension,” the hospitalsaid in a bulletin on Fridaynight. Mallick underwent a CTscan, MRI, and blood tests, thedoctors said.The Chief MetropolitanMagistrate, Calcutta TanumoyKarmakar on Friday grantedthe ED’s plea for custody ofthe minister and remanded himto the central agency’s
custody for 10 days tillNovember 5. The ED said itneeded to take Mallick into custody to question him inconnection with the allegedration scam, claiming that theyhave found his links with oneBakibur Rahaman, who wasarrested nearly a fortnight agoin the case. Since the ministerfell ill in the courtroom, the courtallowed his treatment at aprivate hospital of his choice,following which he could beshifted to Command Hospitalin the city if required. The ED had earlier arrested Bakibur,believed to be a confidant of the minister, whose remand isending this week.

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