Mitra, whose judicial custody expired on the day, could not appear before the court due to illness as Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Haradhan Mukherjee extended his custody till on February 12.

Opposing Mitra's bail plea, CBI counsel Partha Sarathi Dutta said that the Minister did not properly cooperate during his interrogation inside the Alipore Correctional Home wherein he is lodged.

"His answers were not satisfactory," said the counsel urging the court to extend his jail custody by 14 days. Rejecting Mitra's bail plea, the court further extended his remand.

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