School jobs scam: Abhishek moves SC against Calcutta HC order allowing CBI, ED probe

New Delhi, May 22 (UNI): The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear on May 26, the plea filed by the All India Trinamool Congress (AITMC) National General Secretary, Abhishek Banerjee, challenging an order of the Calcutta High Court allowing the ED (Enforcement Directorate) and CBI probe against him in the school jobs for cash scam.

The matter was mentioned on Monday by Dr Abhishek Manu Singhvi, senior lawyer appearing for Abhishek Banerjee, before a two-judge vacation bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Justice Aniruddha Bose and Sanjay Karol, who fixed the matter for hearing it on May 26.


Banerjee also challenged the Calcutta High Court’s order of imposing costs of Rs 25 lakh on him also. Singhvi told the court that Banerjee was being called for questioning while campaigning outside the state.

Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay of the Calcutta High Court had on April 13 ordered a CBI and ED probe against Banerjee in the school jobs for cash scam and also imposed a cost of Rs 25 lakh on him.

Banerjee’s application, in Calcutta HC, seeking to recall the order passed by Justice Gangopadhyay were also rejected later by Justice Amrita Sinha on May 18 and the judge also imposed costs of Rs 25 lakh on him also.

In her order, Justice Sinha also pulled up the CBI and the ED for its slow pace in the investigations.

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