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LIVE: Calcutta HC hearing on Narada case Narada Case
(From L to R) Firhad Hakim, Subrata Mukherjee, Madan Mitra and Sovan Chatterjee (Images: Wikipedia, YouTube grab, Madan Mitra FB and IBNS File)

LIVE: Calcutta HC hearing on Narada case

IBNS | @indiablooms | 19 May 2021, 02:46 pm

The Calcutta High Court is on Wednesday hearing four arrested West Bengal politicians' plea seeking a review of the stay order put on their bail granted by a lower court. West Bengal Ministers Firhad Hakim, Subrata Mukherjee, MLA Madan Mitra, all belonging to the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC), and former Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee were arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the Narada sting operation on Monday morning. Though a special CBI court granted bail to all four, in a dramatic turnaround, the high court put a stay on the bail on Monday night.

LIVE Updates

Advocate General Kishore Dutta presently explaining the Supreme Court's observation on the case.

27 May 2021, 02:16 pm

Narada hearing ends for the day in the division bench of Calcutta HC's acting Chief Justice

19 May 2021, 04:39 pm

Next hearing will be held on Thursday.

Hearing is scheduled to start from 2 pm.

No interim order on the stay on bail. Four to remain in judicial custody for another day.

They are all influential: Tushar Mehta

19 May 2021, 03:57 pm

They all are influential, it was proven when a Chief Minister rushed to CBI office and sat on dharna, and Law minister rushed to court. It happened to obstruct a fair trial. Such things would happen again when someone else will be arrested in future: Tushar Mehta

The stay on bail put by Calcutta High Court is unprecedented, never happened in last 75 years, needs a rectification: Singhvi

19 May 2021, 03:48 pm

People staged a democratic protest and there was no instigation/influece/incitement from CM or any other leader. Everything happened there that day was self-motivated: Singhvi

19 May 2021, 03:48 pm

Do you think pelting stones is the proper democratic way to show/stage protest: Court asks Singhvi

19 May 2021, 03:47 pm

CBI should have sought permission from Assembly Speaker: Singhvi

19 May 2021, 03:47 pm

CBI should have sought permission from Assembly Speaker, taking the permission from Governor is illegal, he can't sanction it. CBI special court did not say  that it pronounce judgement amid pressure. People staged demonstrations outside the CBI office to protest and staging protest is a fundamental right of people: Singhvi

CBI distracted the High Court: Singhvi

19 May 2021, 03:21 pm

CBI distracted the High Court with incomplete facts to put a stay on the four politicans' bails granted earlier by lower court as CBI wants to keep them behind the bars at any cost: Singhvi.

Mob threw stones at CBI office: Tushar Mehta

19 May 2021, 03:18 pm

Mob threw stones at CBI office. Kalyan Banerjee shouted in court. Even CBI officials couldn't produce case diary before court due to the violent situation. What happened that day was to affect the judiciary and officials. CBI was threatened  that their investigation was effected. Law Minister was at lower court with his supporters during the virtual hearing and that influenced the judgement: Tushar Mehta.

CBI is trying all way to keep them behind the bars. CM, others and TMC supporters/workers rushed there as sympathizers, not to influence: Singhvi

19 May 2021, 03:09 pm

CM, without any permission, along with her people entered the CBI office, sat on dharna, and asked to arrest her which was unprecedented: Tushar Mehta

19 May 2021, 03:02 pm

CBI had initiated the case in 2017. Why they made the arrests suddenly after five years. This won't be right to move the case to any other state from Kolkata/West Bengal: Singvi

19 May 2021, 03:01 pm

Such incident never happened in last 75 years, CBI is attempting to increase the judicial custody term of the four by one after another day: Singhvi

19 May 2021, 02:56 pm

CBI produced incomplete information in the court. Bail can't be stayed/rejected verbally: Singhvi

19 May 2021, 02:53 pm

To hear the recall petition, it must be kept in mind what happened that day which was extra ordinary: Tushar Mehta

19 May 2021, 02:53 pm

A M Singhvi: In the Covid situation, 75-year-old politician Subrata Mukherjee, who is an MLA for last 45 years, can not be kept in jail.

19 May 2021, 02:51 pm

Never happened in past: Mehta said while explaining the Nizam palace incident.

19 May 2021, 02:49 pm

Was it necessary to keep them behind the bars in the pandemic situation?: Justice Arijit Banerjee. They are not in jail, they all are in hospital: Mehta.

19 May 2021, 02:49 pm

Justice Arijit Banerjee: Why would we take decision about the bail of these four? We had stayed the bail as there were allegations of pressures from people.

19 May 2021, 02:49 pm

The step of CBI is contrary to justice: Singhvi

19 May 2021, 02:49 pm

A M Singhvi: The incident of stay on bail was unprecedented. Accused's supporters didn't move the court. CBI did not serve any notice before arrest.

19 May 2021, 02:49 pm

SJ Tushar Mehta: The accused should be in jail (JC). Accused's recall petition isn't reasonable. The arrests were necessary for further investigation. The case should be transferred from West Bengal/Kolkata.

19 May 2021, 02:48 pm

Court questions: Were the accused interrogated earlier? Did the accused not cooperate with the investigators? Was it necessary to arrest them amid pandemic?

19 May 2021, 02:47 pm