The Calcutta High Court on Friday ordered the arrest of two Bengal ministers, an MLA and a former mayor of Kolkata, within the Narada bribery case.
A division bench of Acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal and Justice Arijit Banerjee was listening to the case.
This comes a day after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee marked the arrests as “political vendetta”.
“The matter is under consideration and I do not want to comment. However, I would say that everything that happened to him is wrong. This is a clear example of deliberate political retaliation. Policeman [Firhad Hakim] And his team was fighting Kovid from the streets. He also volunteered to test Kovishield [vaccine] With risks to his life. Now he and others are kept behind bars day by day. Three-four days have passed. They could not work for several days. I hope we get justice from the court, ”the chief minister instructed reporters.
The CBI has filed a petition urging the judges to switch the case from the CBI particular courtroom to the High Court, declare the proceedings within the company courtroom on May 17 invalid within the eyes of the legislation and take recent motion. Meanwhile, the 4 leaders appealed to the courtroom to withdraw the keep on the bail granted to them by the CBI courtroom.
The company’s counsel argued that the CBI courtroom granted bail to the 4 “under a cloud of mobocracy, pressure, intimidation and violence and is void in the eyes of the law”. The CBI has transferred Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, State Law Minister Molloy Ghatak and TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee as events within the switch petition.
With inputs from TheIndianEXPRESS