The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday challenged the Calcutta High Court order in Supreme Court allowing the house arrest of four leaders from Trinamool Congress leader and former party leader from Bengal in the Narada bribery case.
The CBI wants today’s High Court hearing on the bail plea of the politicians to be cancelled, a report stated.
The report said that Supreme Court is likely to hear the case around 10.30 am. The SC hearing puts a question mark over the High Court hearing that has been scheduled for 11 am.
The arrested leaders include Bengal ministers include Firhad Hakim and Subrata Mukherjee, MLA Madan Mitra, and Sovan Chatterjee, who quit the Trinamool to join the BJP before leaving that party too in March.
Hakim is a key minister in the fight against COVID-19 in Kolkata, was also allowed to work from home.
The Calcutta High Court on Friday ordered the house arrest of the four leaders and denied interim bail. The court also rejected a CBI request to stay its order - which allowed the four to leave jail.