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  • 600 Cr PWD scam : Wanted’ Former PWD Minister Badal Chowdhury, Hospitalised in Critical Condition, Arrested

    Published on October 23, 2019

    By Bhupen Goswami

    Guwahati : Former PWD Minister and MLA, Badal Choudhury, for his alleged involvement in an Rs. 600 Cr PWD scam was arrested . The former PWD engineer-in-chief Sunil Bhowmik along with Former PWD Minister while a warrant has been issued against former chief secretary Yashpal Singh in connection with a the scam.Acting on information that Chowdhury was admitted to a hospital, police arrested him. He would be taken into custody after he recovers from his illness,” Das told reporters. Former chief minister Manik Sarkar, CPI(M) state committee secretary Gautam Das and other Left leaders visited the hospital on Monday night to meet Chowdhury. Hospital sources said the condition of the former PWD minister is critical. Meanwhile, the Tripura High Court heard the anticipatory bail plea of Chowdhury on Monday. The court has reserved its verdict till Tuesday. Former Kolkata Mayor Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya participated in Chowdhury’s bail plea hearing while Advocate General Arun Kanti Bhowmick opposed the petition. Former PWD engineer-in-chief Sunil Bhowmik had been arrested and a warrant issued against former chief secretary Yashpal Singh in connection with the scam.Former chief minister Manik Sarkar, CPI(M) state committee secretary Gautam Das and other left leaders visited the hospital on Monday night to meet Chowdhury. Hospital sources said the condition of the former PWD minister is critical.

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