Sun. Mar 3rd, 2024


The Supreme Court on Monday formally transferred to itself all of the proceedings pending earlier than the Calcutta High Court associated to pretend caste certificates getting used for admission in medical faculties and hospitals in West Bengal.

“We will transfer the proceedings in the writ petition and the letters patent appeal from the High Court to the Supreme Court. We have already passed a stay order last time. We will list the matter after sometime so that parties can complete the pleadings in the meantime, ” mentioned a five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) D.Y. Chandrachud.

In a quick listening to, senior advocate Kapil Sibal, showing on behalf of the West Bengal authorities, apprised that the state authorities has filed a standing report and 14 certificates have been cancelled and 4 FIRs have been filed within the matter.

At this, the bench, additionally comprising Justices Sanjiv Khanna, B.R. Gavai, Surya Kant, and Aniruddha Bose, mentioned: “We would like to have an affidavit by the state government on the steps taken by it.”

The matter will likely be heard by the apex courtroom after a interval of three weeks.

In a particular sitting held on Saturday, the highest courtroom by itself movement stayed all of the proceedings pending earlier than the Calcutta High Court within the case, together with instructions for a CBI probe issued by a single-judge bench of Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay.

Issuing discover to the State of West Bengal and the unique petitioner, the Supreme Court mentioned that it “will take the charge now”.

The apex courtroom 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 in West Bengal.

In an order handed on January 25, a single-judge bench of Justice Gangopadhyay “ignored” a keep order handed by the division bench of the High Court and requested the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to “immediately” begin investigation into alleged irregularities pertaining to admissions in medical faculties in West Bengal.

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

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