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West Bengal Bar Council seeks removal of ACJ of Calcutta HC
West Bengal Bar Council seeks removal of ACJ of Calcutta HC

Kolkata, June 28 (TIWN) The battle between Acting Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court and the Trinamool Congress turned murkier after the Bar Council of West Bengal, controlled by the ruling party, wrote to the Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana, asking him to remove Acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal alleging that he is a "prejudiced, biased and skewed Judge".

The letter came few days after chief minister Mamata Banerjee objected to the assignment of Justice Kausik Chanda for hearing her petition challenging the election of BJP's Suvendu Adhikari, alleging that Chanda has a long association with the BJP. The chief minister wrote to Bindal to reassign the case to some other judge. The case is still pending with the court. 

Referring to the case, the chairman of the Bar Council of West Bengal, Ashoke Deb who is also an MLA of ruling Trinamool Congress, wrote, "Mamata Banerjee had filed an election petition before the Hon'ble Calcutta High Court challenging the victory of Suvendu Adhikari in the West Bengal assembly elections. Election petitions are civil matters heard by single Judge presiding over the original side of the Calcutta High Court" 

"The said matter was filed and mentioned before the single bench headed by Hon'ble Justice Sabyasachi Bhattacharya and His Lordship was pleased to fix the said matter for hearing. In the meantime, Hon'ble Justice Bindal snatched away the matter from Justice Bhattacharya's determination and assigned the same to his favourite judge Hon'ble Justice Kausik Chanda," the letter said.

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