Kunal Ghosh claims he took 30-40 sedative tablets

Kolkata, Nov 14:

Suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh has claimed that he took 30-40 sedatives of a known brand inside the Presidency jail, where he has been kept on account of his judicial custody in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam.

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“Ghosh has told the doctors that he took 30-40 Alprazolam tables from the evening upto night time Thursday. He was given a stomach wash as per protocol. The contents in his stomach have been sent for forensic examination,” SSKM Hospital director Pradip Mitra told media persons here.

Ghosh, a Rajya Sabha member, was taken to the premier state-run hospital around 3.05 a.m. Friday in a partially drowsy condition and admitted to the Critical Care Unit. A medical board has been formed for his treatment.

“The board has given a report after examining him. He is now stable and much better”.

Ghosh, who headed Saradha media arm before being arrested in November last year, has been alleging the involvement of several leaders of the ruling Trinamool Congress, including its top brass.

Ghosh, lodged in the Presidency Jail, Nov 10 threatened to commit suicide if others involved in the swindle were not arrested within three days.


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