The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday sought a report from the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) Special Director on the progress of investigation in opposition to former West Bengal Education Minister and Trinamool Congress Secretary General Partha Chatterjee within the multi-crore cash-for-school job case within the state.

As Chatterjee’s bail plea got here up for listening to earlier than the single-judge bench of Justice Tirthankar Ghosh, the choose wished to know in regards to the approximate time when the ultimate trial within the matter could be began on the trial court docket.

Thereafter he sought the report from ED’s Special Director in regards to the progress of investigation within the matter

Although the bail plea of Chatterjee was denied, Justice Ghosh considerably noticed that nobody could be detained behind the bars for an indefinite interval within the title of investigation.

He additionally stated that whereas he understands that the fees within the matter are extraordinarily critical, he needs to understand how lengthy the investigation course of will proceed.

The subsequent listening to within the matter has been scheduled on February 27.

Chatterjee was arrested from his residence by the ED in July 2022. Since then, after the preliminary days of central company custody, his tackle had been a solitary cell at Presidency Central Correctional Home in south Kolkata.

His counsel utilized for bail software for the primary time after he had spent 13 months behind the bars. However, the ED counsel had been opposing the bail plea because the starting on grounds that Chatterjee being extraordinarily influential, there are possibilities of the proof being tampered with and the witnesses being influenced if he’s launched on bail.

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