The Supreme Court will, on Tuesday, hear West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s appeal challenging the Calcutta High Court order refusing her and state Law Minister Moloy Ghatak to file affidavits on their role on May 17 when four Trinamool Congress leaders were arrested by the CBI in connection with the Narada sting tape case.
A bench of Justices Hemant Gupta and Aniruddha Bose will hear the separate appeals filed by the Chief Minister, Ghatak and the West Bengal government.
The plea filed by the Chief Minister, through advocate Astha Sharma, said the High Court order is against all canons of substantial justice, more so in light of the fact that the CBI was able to not only get an urgent listing but also stay of the order passed by the special CBI judge on May 17, without filing any pleadings along with requisite affidavits, merely on the basis of an e-mail, without any notice to the parties concerned, including the petitioner.
The top court had said that it would hear the appeal filed by Ghatak on June 22.
The five-judge bench of the Calcutta High Court on June 9, hearing the CBI’s application for transfer of the Narada sting tape case from the special CBI court to the High Court, had said it will consider later the affidavits by Mamata and Ghatak.