In a major development, Supreme Court Justice Aniruddha Bose on Tuesday recused himself from hearing petitions filed by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the state’s law minister Moloy Ghatak in connection with the Narada bribery case. Justice Aniruddha Bose is a former Calcutta High Court judge.
Mamata and Ghatak had moved the Supreme Court court against the Calcutta High Court’s refusal to take on record affidavits they filed in connection with the Narada bribery case.
Their petitions were listed before a vacation bench of the Supreme Court comprising Justice Aniruddha Bose and Justice Hemant Gupta on Tuesday. Justice Hemanta Gupta too asked the registry to post the case before another bench.
Meanwhile, a bench headed by Justice Vineet Saran will hear Mamata's plea today.
The CBI had arrested West Bengal ministers Firhad Hakim and Subrata Mukherjee, Trinamool Congress MLA Madan Mitra and former party leader Sovan Chatterjee in connection with the Narada case on May 17.