Narad case: Bengal govt informs Kolkata High Court, divisional bench cannot hear CBI transfer application

Narad case: Bengal govt informs Kolkata High Court, divisional bench cannot hear CBI transfer application

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (Photo Credit: Facebook)

Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Monday told the Calcutta High Court that no division bench could hear the CBI’s plea seeking a earlier hearing in the Narad Sting case by a lower court. It further said that it should be heard on behalf of the single bench.

A five-judge bench of the High Court was sent earlier to grant interim bail to two MLAs and a former mayor arrested by the CBI in the Narad sting tape case between acting chief justice Rajesh Bindal and Justice Arijit Banerjee. Read more: Narad case: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhannkar expresses surprise over TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee’s demand for arrest in Narad sting operation case

Advocate General Kishore Dutt, appearing for the state, argued that the transfer application does not fall under the jurisdiction of the bench and that a single bench should also hear the case.

At the same time, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta objected to Dutt’s argument, claiming that the state government did not want the court to hear the case on the basis of merit. A five-judge bench adjourned the hearing on Tuesday.

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