Sunday, June 7, 2020
Home Law Saradha chit fund scam: Justice L Nageswar Rao recuses himself from hearing CBI's contempt...

Saradha chit fund scam: Justice L Nageswar Rao recuses himself from hearing CBI’s contempt case against Mamata govt

WB state chief secretary, DGP Virendra Kumar, and Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar had filed in their affidavits that the CBI was trying to forcefully enter Kumar's residence and at no point, the state government or the police have tried to obstruct in the investigations.

Also Read

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Justice L Nageshwar Rao has recused himself from the hearing of the contempt plea filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the Supreme Court against the West Bengal authorities in the Saradha Chit Fund case.

The matter was listed before a Bench of CJI Gogoi, Justice L Nageshwar Rao and Justice Sanjiv Khanna. The hearing of the plea was adjourned when the Bench informed that one of the judges was not inclined to hear the matter. Justice Rao refused to be part of the bench hearing the case citing the reason that he had represented the State of West Bengal in a case earlier. The case will now be heard on February 27.

In the contempt plea, the CBI has alleged that the State authorities obstructed the probe in the multi-crore chit fund scam.

In separate affidavits filed on February 18 by the West Bengal Chief Secretary Malay Kumar De, DGP Virendra Kumar, and Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar respectively in the Supreme Court rendering an unconditional and unambiguous apology, they had denied the charge of obstructing the probe in the scam.

The plea was filed in the wake of the scuffle between the West Bengal government and the CBI after the CBI officials who had gone to interrogate the Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar were detained by the Kolkata police. Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister of West Bengal had sat on Dharna in support of Kumar.

In their affidavits, the trio has reportedly maintained that at no point of time had the West Bengal police and the state government tried to obstruct the investigation. They stated that the CBI officials had tried to enter Rajeev Kumar’s residence without valid papers.

They have also maintained that no police official, in uniform or otherwise, was at no point of times was present at the dharna venue with the CM.

The SC had ordered Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar to appear before the CBI for questioning in Shillong.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Trending now

A South African anti-racism campaign, the inexplicable presence of Congress leader Anand Sharma and how Indian interests may be compromised

7 out of 8 of those panelists belonged to South Africa, however, there was one name that did not add up - Anand Sharma, Congress leader.

This is not the first time Arvind Kejriwal has said he doesn’t watch Rahul Kanwal’s shows, here is an incident from 2014

Arvind Kejrowal rejects the claim of India Today journalist Rahul Kanwal that he watched his program on Delhi hospitals

A tale of 2 contradictory orders: How Arvind Kejriwal govt made the Coronavirus fight impossible for doctors at Ganga Ram Hospital

Reportedly, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital would test 150-170 Coronavirus samples and conduct 30-40 surgeries per day, prior to the government order.

Celebrities have commercialised dissent in India, they say ‘BlackLivesMatter’ while endorsing racist fairness creams: Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut slams celebrities for speaking on 'Black Lives Matter' while staying silent on incidents like Palghar lynching

No, Jyotiraditya Scindia has not ‘removed BJP’ from his Twitter bio: Here is the truth

Media claimed that Jyotiraditya Scindia, the former Congress leader who is now with the BJP, had removed his association with the BJP from his Twitter bio.

How AltNews ‘fact-checked’ the pregnant elephant story to shield Muslim suspects, quietly changed copy but continued to peddle agenda

AltNews tried to 'fact-check' the brutal incident that resulted in the death of an elephant in Kerala with the aim to shield the Muslim suspects

Recently Popular

Himachal Pradesh: After Kerala pregnant elephant death case, video of a pregnant cow injured due to cracker explosion in mouth surfaces online

In the video shared online, it can be seen that the mouth of the pregnant cow has been injured very badly with a lot of blood oozing out of her mouth

US filmmaker says former Pakistan minister Rehman Malik raped her, former PM Yousaf Raza Gilani manhandled her: Watch

Cynthia D. Ritchie said that sexual assault against her by Senator Rehman Malik had happened occurred at Interior Minister's residence in 2011

After trying to rope in 2nd, 3rd-year MBBS students to manage Coronavirus patients, Maharashtra govt to punish medical interns if they get coronavirus

Medical interns in Maharashtra will be liable to repeat the internship for the quarantine period if they are infected with Coronavirus

Woman ‘protestor’ poops on an overturned police car in middle of riots in America. Watch the video (or maybe not)

A woman was seen defecating on a damaged police car in USA, an act video recorded and photographed by onlookers

FIR registered in Delhi against journalist Vinod Dua for spreading fake news and creating public nuisance: Read the details

FIR registered by Delhi police against Vinod Dua on the complaint of Delhi BJP spokesperson Naveen Kumar for reporting fake news

“Your mother was Hindu, how can we trust you?” Read shocking revelations by the niece of Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Nawazuddin Siddiqui and his family refused to believe the niece's allegations stating that they cannot trust the daughter of a Hindu.

Shekhar Gupta peddles anti-Brahmin narrative accusing Brahmins of enjoying imaginary privileges

If 'Brahmin Bashing' was ever a sport, perhaps the 'liberal-secular' Shekhar Gupta and his ilks in the media would have won a medal

FIR registered against Ekta Kapoor and others on charges of hurting religious sentiments and insulting army personnel in erotic web series XXX

The complainant Neeraj Yagnik said that he registered a complaint after he noted that there has been objectionable use of national emblem and army uniform in the web series.

Netizens flag inflammatory posts inciting violence by a man named Afsaar Bhai, demand intervention from UP CM Yogi Adityanath and UP Police

Citing chaotic protests in the US, the man incited violence by calling for a fresh wave of violent protests, more gory than the previous ones

NIA arrests key terror-funding plotter Abdul Jabbar Sheikh in 2019 Vishakhapatnam espionage case from Mumbai

Abdul Rehman Abdul Jabbar Sheikh is the 15th person to be arrested in the Vishakhapatnam Indian Navy espionage case

‘American filmmaker Cynthia Ritchie told me that Pakistan PM Imran Khan wanted to have sex with her’: Pakistani TV host

Cynthia alleged that Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) is spreading fake news against her and called Ali Saleem a nice guy but misguided

13-year-old Madurai girl convinces her hairdresser father to donate entire savings to help the needy during Coronavirus lockdown

Despite harrowing experience of losing everything 7 years ago, Mohan distributed grocery and essential items to the poor during lockdown

Delhi Government files FIR against Medical Superintendent of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital for allegedly flouting ICMR directives on Coronavirus testing

Delhi govt files FIR against Sir Ganga Ram Hospital for allegedly not using RT PCR app while collecting Coronavirus samples as per ICMR norms

Bangladesh: Rohingya refugee camp area in Cox’s Bazar declared red zone after Coronavirus cases rise sharply

Rohingiya refugee camp area in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, placed under strict lockdown after rapid rise in Wuhan coronavirus infections

BJP leader Nandini Sharma shares video showing dead bodies lying unattended in Delhi hospital alongside patients undergoing treatment

A video shared on social media shows Coronavirus patients being treated next to unattended death bodies of Coronavirus victims

Twitter temporarily deactivates official Amul account after Amul posted a topical asking to boycott Chinese products

Amul said that their Twitter account was deactivated without informing them after they posted a topical on boycotting Chinese products

Connect with us

229,871FansLike
364,950FollowersFollow
246,000SubscribersSubscribe