Mitra was presented before the court of judicial magistrate M.K. Roy on the expiry of his earlier judicial remand and after hearing both the prosecution and the defence, the court extended the minister's custody.

CBI on December 12 arrested Mitra following the apex court's order in multi-crore Saradha scam. Mitra, who is considered Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's close aide, was charged with conspiracy and misappropriation of funds.

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