Bed Rest For TMC Strongman: Doc Says Forced To Write

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By: Joymala Bagchi
Updated: 12 August, 2022 6:00 pm IST

KOLKATA: In a twist in the Bengal Cattle Smuggling Scam, the physician who advised Anubrata Mondal to take a 14-day bed rest later admitted that he was compelled to recommend bed rest for the Trinamool strongman.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), who arrested Mondal on Friday night, also questioned the two doctors of Bolpur sub-divisional hospital today.

Dr Chandranath Adhikari who examined Mondal said he was forced to write bed rest in the prescription after he visited the residence of the party’s Birbhum district president in Bolpur.

A three-member CBI team visited Dr Adhikari at his residence to record his statement. As per sources, the CBI officers also collected recordings of the conversation between Dr Buddhadeb Murmu, Superintendent, Bolpur sub-divisional hospital and Dr Adhikari himself.

Despite being on leave Dr Adhikari, who works at Bolpur sub-divisional hospital, was asked to visit Mondal at his residence by hospital superintendent, Dr Murmu. When he told the superintendent that Mondal should come to the hospital, the superintendent insisted he go to his residence.

On the day CBI reached Mondal’s residence to issue the summon in person, a team of doctors from Bolpur sub-divisional hospital also reached his residence.

Dr Adhikari said that “he was forced to write bed rest in the prescription” of Mondal, who is also the Chairman of West Bengal State Rural Development Agency.

When the superintendent was asked why he sent the seven-member medical team, Dr Murmu said that the Birbhum district administration asked him to send the medical team to Mondal’s residence.

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