Friday, October 15, 2021

CBI reaches Supreme Court against Calcutta HC order on TMC leaders

Prabhakar Mishra, New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday moved the Supreme Court (SC) against the Calcutta High Court order allowing four Trinamool Congress leaders, including two Bengal ministers, to be placed under house arrest in the Narada sting tape case last week. was. The CBI demanded a stay on the order in which Firhad Hakim, Madan Mitra, Subrata Mukherjee, Shovan Chatterjee were sent to the house arrest.

The case comes hours before the hearing of the case by a large bench of Calcutta HC. The CBI has also sought adjournment of the bench’s hearing in the case. It has filed a petition before the Constitution Bench of the Calcutta High Court to defer the hearing, which is to hear the case at 11 am today.

A large bench of the Calcutta HC was expected to stay the bail, transfer the cases from the special court to the High Court and hear the circumstances that led to the bail being stayed. The CBI has informed the High Court that it has filed a special leave petition in the apex court.

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TMC leader house arrest
On Friday, the Calcutta HC ordered the detention of TMC leaders detained since May 17, following the arrest by the CBI in the Narada scam case.

However, the judges of the bench headed by Acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal differed on bail. A bench of Justice Arijit Banerjee decided to refer the case to a separate bench due to differences between Acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal and Justice Banerjee.

The High Court stayed the trial court’s decision to grant bail to the four leaders on the night of 17 May.


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