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Calcutta HC judge Abhijit Ganguly resigns, may contest Lok Sabha polls Abhijit Ganguly
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Calcutta HC judge Abhijit Ganguly resigns, may contest Lok Sabha polls

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 05 Mar 2024, 12:49 pm

Kolkata/IBNS: Calcutta High Court judge Abhijit Ganguly, who had delivered some landmark judgements in the West Bengal recruitment scams, resigned on Tuesday.

Justice Ganguly said he sent his resignation letter to the President of India.

On Sunday, Justice Ganguly announced his decision to resign and did not rule out the possibility of joining politics.

Since his announcement, it has been speculated that Justice Ganguly may contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from Tamluk on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s ticket.

Who is Justice Abhijit Ganguly?

In 2022, Justice Abhijit Ganguly ordered a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the teacher recruitment scam in West Bengal schools.

Justice Ganguly's orders in the scam cases have created ripples in the state with multiple arrests including the one of former education minister Partha Chatterjee.

However, Justice Ganguly was criticised by the Supreme Court last year for giving an interview to a Bengali news channel spoke on the cases, referring to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, revealing that he was upset with TMC national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee in one instance et al at length.

Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud had asked for a separate judge to hear the respective cases.

While Justice Ganguly's strict actions and directives had impressed anti-government protesters who were demanding "justice" and legitimate recruitments, a section of people had questioned his television interview citing "ethics".

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