WB CM Mamata Banerjee has moved the Supreme Court on Monday, arguing that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has made “false accusations” about her sitting in protest outside CBI’s Kolkata office after the capture of two Trinamool Congress ministers and a prominent MLA on May 17 in association with the 2016 Narada case.
In a supplication documented through advocate Astha Sharma, the CM has mentioned, “There is no proof of the petitioner holding a dharna or gherao or barricade outside the CBI office and are thus false accusations…”
The subject has been listed for hearing at 10:30 am.
The CM has protested the Calcutta High Court’s refutation for filing of affidavits by her and state Law Minister Moloy Ghatak on their role on the day of capture of four Trinamool Congress pioneers on May 17 by the CBI in association with the Narada sting tape case.
A bench of Justices Hemant Gupta and Aniruddha Bose will be hearing the separate appeals filed by the chief minister, Ghatak and West Bengal Government on Tuesday.
Previously, the apex court had mentioned that it would hear on June 22 the supplication filed by Ghatak.
The apex court On June 18 had urged the high court to hear the case a day after the apex court considered the prayers of the state government and Ghatak against the order.
On June 9, a five-judge panel of the Calcutta High Court, hearing CBI’s application for transfer of the Narada sting tape case from the special CBI court to the high court, had stated it will determine later on considering the affidavits by the Banerjee and Ghatak on their respective roles on the day of the capture of four leaders in association with the case.
Senior advocates Rakesh Dwivedi and Vikas Singh, moving for Ghatak and the state government, had expressed that it was necessary to bring on record of the high court the affidavits as they deal with the roles of the individuals concerned on May 17.