In a new development, Kishore Datta has resigned as Advocate General of West Bengal.
Dutta tendered his resignation as the state's AG 'with immediate effect' to Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar.
Sharing an update on the same, Dhankhar, on his Twitter handle, said that Kishore Dutta's resignation had been accepted with immediate effect in terms of Article 165 of the Constitution.
Meanwhile, it has been learnt that Dutta is the fourth consecutive AG of Bengal to have quit from the post under the regime of Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee.
For the unversed, he has been in the forefront of crucial cases against the West Bengal government including the case on post-poll violence, and the arrest of four prominent TMC leaders by CBI in relation to Narada scam.