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telegraphindia.com 07 Sep, 2021 16:00 am

Bengal government challenges relief to Suvendu Adhikari

Bengal government challenges relief to Suvendu Adhikari
The state has appealed before the Calcutta High Court, which may be listed for hearing before the bench on Wednesday

Bengal government challenges relief to Suvendu Adhikari The state has appealed before the Calcutta High Court, which may be listed for hearing before the bench on Wednesday Suvendu Adhikari File Picture | Calcutta | Published 07.21, 06:46 PM The West Bengal government on Tuesday filed an appeal before the Calcutta High Court challenging an order of a single bench that directed the police not to take coercive action against BJP MLA Suvendu Adhikari in criminal cases relating to him in the state.The order was passed by the high court in Adhikari's petition seeking the court's intervention in criminal proceedings filed against him by the police or an order transferring investigation of the cases to CBI.Justice Rajasekhar Mantha on Monday stayed proceedings against Adhikari, Leader of the Opposition in the state assembly, in connection with three cases relating to the death of a security guard, an alleged political clash in Nandigram and a case of snatching lodged in Contai, Nandigram and Panskura police stations respectively in Purba Medinipur district.

Allowing investigation in an alleged job scam case registered with Maniktala police station in Kolkata and a case of "threatening" the police at Tamluk, the court directed that no coercive action can be taken against Adhikari in connection with these two cases.Justice Mantha directed Adhikari to cooperate with the investigating officers in connection with the two cases in which investigation will continue, while making it clear that the investigators will, as far as possible, accommodate him, if he is required to give any statement, from a place and time convenient to him, considering his public responsibilities.

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