Over Narada case affidavits, SC relief for Mamata Banerjee

On Friday, an order by Calcutta High Court refusing to take on record affidavits which were filed by chief minister Mamata Banerjee along with others with regards to the Narada case was stayed by the Supreme Court.

Asking the High court to reconsider the affidavits on record, Mamata Banerjee along with the Bengal government and law minister Moloy Ghatak were directed by the court to file fresh pleas. On 29th June at the next scheduled hearing date, the High Court has been asked to decide on the fresh pleas along with accepting the affidavits.

While the case was rescheduled today, it was reassigned to Justice Vineet Saran who had said that they had not yet read the file and shall have it on Friday. On 21st June, the Supreme Court was approached by Mamata Banerjee against the High Court’s decision.

On 9th June, the affidavits filed by Ms Banerjee and Mr Ghatak were declined to be accepted by a five-judge bench of the Calcutta High Court which was led by Acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal.

According to the High Court, they cannot be allowed to file the affidavits as per their whims and fancies and had taken a risk of not filing the affidavits at the right time. As the affidavits dealt with roles of concerned persons, they had to be on the record, as mentioned by senior advocates Rakesh Dwivedi and Vikas Singh who were appearing for Ms. Banerjee and Mr. Ghatak.

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