9 Judges Take Oath At Calcutta HC, Strength At 56
The Calcutta High Court rose to 54, the highest in several decades with the swearing-in of nine new judges on August 31. The oldest HC in India has a sanctioned strength of 72 judges. Notably, nine new judges were administered oath by Chief Justice of Calcutta Prakash Shrivastava at a ceremony in the HC. The Calcutta High Court Bar Association president Arunabha Ghosh welcomed new judges and assures support.
Tags: calcutta high court, Judges Strength, CJ Prakash Shrivastava, oath taking ceremony
Courtesy: Press Trust of India
Anis Khan Case: Calcutta HC Rejects Plea To Order CBI Probe
Calcutta High Court denied CBI probe in the case of murder of student leader Anis Khan, on June 21. The court stated that it is satisfied with the probe of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the West Bengal police. Reportedly, Anis Khan died of a fall at his house in Amta area of Howrah district, on February 19. The court took suo moto cognizance of the case.
Tags: Anis Khan, West Bengal, calcutta high court, cbi probe, Student Leader
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Calcutta HC Orders CBI Probe In Birbhum Violence Incident
Calcutta HC ordered a CBI probe in the Birbhum Violence case, which killed eight people in West Bengal. On March 25, the HC bench, comprising Chief Justice Prakash Shrivastava and Justice R Bharadwaj asked the state government formed SIT to hand over the case to the central agency. Notably, the HC took the decision in interest of justice, after taking suo-moto case and reviewing petitions seeking CBI investigation.
Tags: calcutta high court, CBI, Birbhum Violence, West Bengal, SIT
Courtesy: Press Trust of India
Calcutta HC Takes Suo-Moto Case Over Birbhum Violence
The Calcutta HC registered a suo-moto case over recent Birbhum violent incident, on March 23. The HC will review the killing of eight people in Ramapuram, Birbhum, amid political controversy and alleged killing of TMC leader Bahadur Shaikh. Furthermore, the West Bengal Governor deplored a 3-page letter to CM Banerjee, suggesting it to be a political conspiracy behind the Birbhum Violence. Meanwhile HC Judge will review the matter at 2 pm.
Tags: calcutta high court, Birbhum Violence, TMC Leader, Calcutta, Suo-Moto
Courtesy: The Free Press Journal
Calcutta HC Directs EC To Postpone Civic Polls By 4-6 Weeks: COVID-19
In view of the COVID-19 surge, the Calcutta HC, on January 14, directed the Election Commission to postpone civic polls by 4-6 weeks. Hearing a petition, the HC asked the EC to delay the Siliguri, Chandernagore, Bidhannagar and Asansol municipal Corporations elections, scheduled to be held on January 22. The decision came at a time when, West Bengal reported over 20,000 COVID-19 cases with over 60% positivity rate.
Tags: Municipal elections, west bengal government, Election Commission Of India, calcutta high court, Civic Polls
Ganga Sagar Mela Commences With Strict Protocols Amid Rising Cases
The Calcutta High Court gave permission to organize Ganga Sagar Mela but with strict Covid-19 protocols. On January 12, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the Ganga Sagar Mela at Gangasagar in WB. Police, doctors, and volunteers have been deployed and CCTV and drones are being used to keep an eye on people. Mask distribution and RT-PCR test are being done, DM Dr. P Ulaganathan said to ANI.
Tags: Ganga Sagar Mela, Kolkata, CM Mamata Banerjee, Covid protocol, calcutta high court
Ganga Sagar Mela 2022 Gets Go Ahead From Calcutta HC
The Calcutta High Court, on January 7, gave a go ahead to the upcoming Ganga Sagar Mela in West Bengal. However, the Court directed the State to follow COVID-19 protocol. A three member committee, including a leader from opposition party, Human rights Commission Chairman and a representative of WB were formed to see compliance. Notably, Ganga Sagar is scheduled between January 8 to January 16, at Sagar Island.
Tags: Ganga Sagar Mela, west bengal government, calcutta high court, Covid-19, omicron
Courtesy: Times Now News
Mamata's Petition Against Suvendu's Win In Nandigram Deferred To June 24
The Calcutta High Court has deferred the petition to June 24, filed by the West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee against the BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari. In the petition, Banerjee challenged Adhikari's Nandigram win against her in the 2021 Bengal assembly elections. However, after the case was presented before the court, Adhikari requested to postpone the hearing to next week.
Tags: Mamata Banerjee, Suvendu Adhikari, calcutta high court, Nandigram
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Calcutta HC Judge Questions CJ's Intervention In Narada Case Decisions
Calcutta High Court's Justice Arindam Sinha addressed a condemning letter to acting CJ and colleagues over the mishandling of the Narada case. Justice Sinha wrote, 'We have been reduced to a mockery,' and demanded to get their act together. He deemed the labelling of CBI's petition to transfer the case outside Bengal as a 'writ petition' as wrong and should have been a single bench hearing instead of division bench.
Tags: Narmada case, calcutta high court, criticism, Letter, Petition
Calcutta HC Forms 5-Judge Bench To Hear PILs Over Post Poll Violence
Entertaining the PILs filed against the post-poll violence in West Bengal, the Calcutta High Court on May 7 constituted a five-judge bench. Scheduling the hearing for May 10, the court has asked for a detailed report from the state government regarding the violence-hit areas and " steps taken to prevent or control it". Moreover, one PIL has complained about circulation of fake images on social media to incite communal hatred.
Tags: West Bengal, Post Poll Violence, Kolkata, calcutta high court
Courtesy: The Times of India