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Exterl probe has no bearing on rada PILs: Calcutta HC

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  21 Jun 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Kolkata, June 20: The Calcutta High Court on Monday said the probe ordered by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee into the rada sting controversy will not have any bearing on the multiple public interest litigations (PIL) pending before it on the matter. Claiming the Banerjee ordered probe tantamount to interference with the judicial process, Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya, one of the counsel in the PILs, drew it to the attention of the division bench of Chief Justice Manjula Chellur which is hearing the petitions. “The probe is an interference with the judicial process as well as contempt of court so I drew the court’s attention to it. The Chief Justice said the matter is sub-judice and what one is saying about it outside is immaterial. The court alone will decide the matter,” said Bhattacharya. The court also directed the government pleader to furnish details of the probe by June 24. Carried out by a portal - rada News - the sting caught on camera over a dozen Trimool Congress leaders including former union ministers, state cabinet heavyweights and MPs accepting money as “bribes” in return for allegedly doling out favours to a fictitious company. (IANS)

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