The Calcutta High Court on Monday comprising of a vacation bench of Justices RK Kapur and Krishna Rao directed the Bengal government to submit a report by Thursday on a petition filed by a man claiming that his father has gone missing from judicial remand at the Presidency Correctional Home.
Ranjit Bhowmick, arrested in connection with a case of alleged possession of spurious liquor, went missing from the correctional home, his son Buddhadeb Bhowmick alleged.
The bench directed the state government to “positively” file a report with regard to the claims made in the petition.
Buddhadeb Bhowmick claimed that his father was arrested in connection with the liquor case and was remanded in judicial custody by the Uluberia court.
He stated that the accused was transferred from Uluberia sub-divisional correctional home to Presidency in Kolkata on December 12, after his health deteriorated. Ranjit Bhowmick was granted bail by the additional chief judicial magistrate, Uluberia, on December 21.
Buddhadeb Bhowmick said, upon going to Presidency Correctional Home with relevant documents to get his father December 22, jail authorities informed Buddhadeb Bhowmick that his father had been released on December 21 at 8 pm.
Buddhadeb Bhowmick alleging possible foul play at the correctional home, stated that two complaints were filed at the Alipore police station on December 23 and with the superintendent of police of Howrah rural district on December 24.