Calcutta HC not to hear case related to arrest of TMC leaders today due to "unavoidable circumstances"

According to a notification on the Calcutta HC website, the First Bench of Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal and Justice Arijit Banerjee, which heard the matter yesterday, will not assemble today

Calcutta High Court (File photo)
Calcutta High Court (File photo)
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The case relating to the arrest of four All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the Narada scam case will not be heard by the Calcutta High Court today.

According to a notification on the Calcutta High Court website, the First Bench of Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal and Justice Arijit Banerjee, which heard the matter yesterday, will not assemble today due to "unavoidable circumstances", as per Bar & Bench.

A Special CBI Court had granted bail to TMC leaders Firhad Hakim, Subrata Mukherjee, Madan Mitra and Sovan Chatterjee after they were arrested on the morning of May 17.

During a late evening sitting while hearing a transfer petition, the High Court cancelled the bail the very same day.


On Wednesday, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the CBI, opposed any recall of the High Court's stay on bail granted to the four accused.

On the other side, Senior Advocates Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Sidharth Luthra and Advocate Kalyan Bandhopadhyay argued for a recall of the High Court's stay order.

The court eventually did not grant relief to the TMC leaders, as the matter spilled over. The case was earlier scheduled to be heard today.

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