Protection file

SC rejects government plea to protect Suvendu from arrest

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a plea by the West Bengal government challenging the Calcutta High Court’s single-judge bench order protecting BJP chief Suvendu Adhikari from coercive action in the criminal cases brought against him by the Kolkata police. the state.

A bench of Judges DY Chandrachud and AS Bopanna told the Bengal government lawyer that he had dealt with a similar issue earlier. “The parties would be governed by the order that was issued by this tribunal on December 13, 2021. In view of the above clarification, it is not necessary or appropriate to consider this request for special authorization.”

On December 13, 2021, the Supreme Court refused to hear a plea from the state government challenging Calcutta HC’s decision to protect Adhikari from arrest in the cases filed against him, after he moved from TMC to BJP. Adhikari has been charged with hooliganism, illegal assembly, and violating Covid-19 guidelines, among others. On December 13, the highest court, while refusing to interfere with the HC’s order prohibiting the police from taking coercive action against him, declared that it was open to the state of West Bengal to file a complaint. affidavit to the High Court and request a speedy hearing.

Adhikari had previously moved the HC alleging that the West Bengal government led by Mamata Banerjee was abusing police machinery by registering six FIRs against him at four different police stations. Victimization and harassment by the West Bengal government began immediately after it changed political allegiance in December 2020, Adhikari said.

SC adjourns Nandigram’s plea hearing: The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the plea of ​​BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari requesting the transfer of the petition of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, challenging his election in the out-of-state Nandigram constituency, for two weeks.

Judicial Hima Kohli adjourned the case after lead lawyer Harish Salve appearing for Adhikari was held in another court. The case concerns the electoral petition presented by Miss Banerjee to the High Court of Calcutta challenging Adhikari’s electoral victory in the constituency of Nandigram.