LIVE: Calcutta HC hearing on Narada case
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.
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 Justice19 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 Mehta19 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: Singhvi19 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: Singhvi19 May 2021, 03:48 pm
Do you think pelting stones is the proper democratic way to show/stage protest: Court asks Singhvi19 May 2021, 03:47 pm
CBI should have sought permission from Assembly Speaker: Singhvi19 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: Singhvi19 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 Mehta19 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.