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Narada Case : Calcutta High Court Adjourns Sitting Due To 'Unavoidable Circumstances'

LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK
20 May 2021 6:57 AM GMT
Narada Case : Calcutta High Court Adjourns Sitting Due To Unavoidable Circumstances
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The hearing scheduled today in the Calcutta High Court in the Narada case relating to the bail of four Trinamool congress leaders -who remain under custody- got adjourned as the division bench did not assemble today "due to unavoidable circumstances".A division bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal and Justice Arijit Banerjee was slated to continue the hearing in the case today at...

The hearing scheduled today in the Calcutta High Court in the Narada case relating to the bail of four Trinamool congress leaders -who remain under custody- got adjourned as the division bench did not assemble today "due to unavoidable circumstances".

A division bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal and Justice Arijit Banerjee was slated to continue the hearing in the case today at 2 PM.

However, a notice uploaded in the official website of the Calcutta High Court at 11.30 AM said "Due to unavoidable circumstances, the First Division Bench will not assemble today".

The notice does not specify the exact reasons for adjournment. The next date of hearing is yet to be notified.



On May 17, the bench had stayed the bail granted by the Special CBI Court at Kokata to four Trinamool Congress leaders - Firhad Hakim, Madan Mitra, Subrata Mukherjee and Sovan Chatterjee - who were arrested dramatically by CBI on May 17.

The bench passed the stay order after a dramatic late night hearing held on the basis of a letter sent by the CBI seeking transfer of the case to the High Court citing "unprecedented mob pressure" exerted on the lower court by the mass protests led by Chief Minister and the Law Minister against the arrests of the TMC leaders.

On the next day, the TMC leaders filed applications seeking recall of the stay order on the ground that it was passed without issuing notice to them.

Yesterday, the bench had heard Solicitor General Tushar Mehta for the CBI, and Senior Advocates Dr Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Sidharth Luthra for the arrested TMC leaders. Singhvi and Luthra had prayed for interim bail on the ground that the accused are aged persons having comorbidities. The bench was told that three of the arrested persons were shifted to hospital and one of them, Sovan Chatterjee continued to be in jail.

Reports of yesterday's hearing :

Narada Case : Why CBI Sought Police Custody After Filing Chargesheet? Luthra Asks In Calcutta High Court

Live account of the hearing may be read here.













 





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