India, Nov. 11 -- Tripura's former public works department (PWD) minister Badal Choudhury, who was arrested last month on charges of alleged financial irregularities in construction work done almost a decade ago, was sent to four days' police remand on Monday.

The West Tripura district and sessions judge Sabyasachi Kar Purkayastha ordered the police remand for the Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Choudhury with certain conditions.

"Badal Choudhury should not be kept and interrogated in any police lock-up. He should be kept in any separate place or room having air and light availability and where he shall be provided with at least one bed with cot for his sleeping and taking rest with provision of drinking water and proper diet ...