Calcutta HC to hear bail pleas of arrested TMC leaders today

Narada bribery case: A five-judge Bench of the Calcutta High Court will hear the bail pleas of four arrested TMC leaders today at 11 am. On Monday, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had filed a Special Leave Petition before the Supreme Court challenging the Calcutta High Court’s order which allowed the house arrest of four Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders, arrested by the central investigating agency.

In its appeal filed before the top court, the CBI had sought deferment of the hearing scheduled today by a larger bench of five Judges of the Calcutta High Court.

The larger bench was constituted after a division bench differed on the arrested leaders’ bail plea. In its order on May 21, the division bench of the HC referred the matter to five-judge bench and ordered the TMC leaders to be kept under house arrest.

The four TMC leaders accused in the case are Firhad Hakim, Subrata Mukherjee, Madan Mitra and former MLA Sovan Chatterjee. Hakim and Mukherjee are ministers in the Mamata Banerjee government.

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