Sat. Mar 2nd, 2024

In a particular sitting held on Saturday, a five-judge bench of the Supreme Court suo moto stayed all of the proceedings pending earlier than the Calcutta High Court, together with instructions for CBI probe issued by a single-judge bench of Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay, in a case involving faux caste certificates in admission for medical faculties and hospitals in West Bengal.

“We are issuing notice to the State of West Bengal and the original petitioner before the High Court. We will list the proceedings on Monday again. In the meantime, we will stay all further proceedings before the High Court and stay the implementation of the directions of the single-judge directing a reference to the CBI at this stage, ” stated a bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud.

The bench, additionally comprising Justices Sanjiv Khanna, B.R. Gavai, Surya Kant, and Aniruddha Bose, stated that the highest court docket will resolve on Monday as to what additional steps are required to be taken up within the matter.

Before rising, the highest court docket stated that it “will take the charge now.”

The matter might be heard subsequent on January 29.

On Friday, the apex court docket of the nation took suo moto cognizance of the unprecedented variations arisen between a division bench and a single choose bench of the Calcutta High Court over CBI probe into alleged irregularities pertaining to admissions in medical faculties within the state.

In an order handed on Thursday, a single-judge bench of Justice Gangopadhyay “ignored” a call handed by the division bench of the High Court and requested the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to “immediately” begin investigation of the matter.

The order handed by the single-judge bench on Wednesday calling for a CBI probe within the matter was stayed by a division bench of Justices Soumen Sen and Uday Kumar.

Justice Gangopadhyay even accused one of many two judges of the division bench of “acting clearly for some political party”.

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