Dasgupta was produced before the Esplanade metropolitan magistrate court on Wednesday, which remanded him to judicial custody.
Dasgupta’s lawyer Kailash Ghumre has alleged that the search of his locker is illegal. He said, “The bank locker is in his wife’s name, and police didn’t even wait till his wife arrived. They arranged for a locksmith and opened the locker. This is not any anti-corruption or bank scam.”
Ghumre also rubbished allegations that Arnab Goswami of Republic TV paid huge sums to Dasgupta for rigging TRPs. “The statement has been taken under duress,” Ghumre said.