The Supreme Court refuses to stay the Calcutta High Court order allowing central agencies to question TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee in the West Bengal school recruitment scam. However, the SC stays the part of the order imposing costs on him and issues a notice on Abhishek Banerjee’s plea challenging the HC order. The matter will be heard after the vacation and is listed for July 10.
The SC decides not to interfere with the HC order permitting the probe agencies to interrogate Abhishek Banerjee regarding the alleged recruitment scam.
Abhishek Banerjee challenged the Calcutta High Court order that imposed costs on him and permitted the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and CBI to investigate him for recruitment irregularities. The High Court had granted permission to the central agencies to question Abhishek Banerjee, who is the nephew of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and a leader of the Trinamool Congress (TMC), in relation to the recruitment scam in West Bengal schools. Following the court’s order, the CBI issued a summons to Abhishek Banerjee and subsequently questioned him regarding the school recruitment scam. Abhishek Banerjee raised concerns about the probe agency’s decision to summon him on short notice.