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Narada Case: Supreme Court Asks WB Govt, CM Mamata Banerjee & Law Minister to File Applications Before Calcutta High Court to Accept Their Affidavits

Lawstreet Journal 28 Jun 2021 11:40pm

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On June 25,2021, the Supreme Court asked West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and Law Minister Moloy Ghatak to file fresh applications before the Calcutta High Court giving reasons for their late filing of affidavits in the Narada scam case.

A Vacation Bench of Justices Vineet Saran and Dinesh Maheshwari allowed the Chief Minister, Mr. Ghatak, and the State government to apply to the High Court again for permission to file their affidavits by June 28, 2021. 

The Supreme Court also requested the Calcutta High Court to consider their applications afresh on June 29, the next date of hearing.

The Supreme Court further said that it did not get into the merits of the case, but went to the extent of opining that the petitioners (Chief Minister, Mr. Ghatak, and the State government) ought to have first applied to the Calcutta High Court, urging it to take their counter-affidavits on record, “especially when the arguments were going on [in the Narada case] and had progressed substantially”.

Submissions of CM and Law Minister

Senior Advocate Rakesh Dwivedi appeared for Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Law Minister Moloy Ghatak submitted that the effective arguments before the larger bench started only on May 31, 2021. On May 27, 2021, the larger bench stated that it would first decide the applications before proceeding with the case relating to bail granted to TMC leaders in the Narada scam.

On June 2, 2021, the CBI filed an additional affidavit. On June 3, 2021, The Solicitor… Continue Reading...


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