West Bengal: Hearing of defamation case against Mamata postponed till Thursday

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The Calcutta High Court has adjourned till Thursday the hearing of the defamation case filed by West Bengal Governor C.V. Anand Bose against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Bose has filed a defamation case against the Chief Minister over alleged remarks made by Banerjee and other Trinamool Congress leaders.

Kolkata. The Calcutta High Court has adjourned till Thursday the hearing of the defamation case filed by West Bengal Governor C.V. Anand Bose against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Bose has filed a defamation case against the Chief Minister over alleged remarks made by Banerjee and other Trinamool Congress leaders. The case will be heard on Thursday after necessary changes are made in the petition filed by Bose’s lawyer. Justice Krishna Rao directed that the case will be heard after Bose’s lawyer takes appropriate action on the issues pointed out by the court. Bose had filed a defamation case against Banerjee on June 28.

A day earlier, Banerjee had alleged that women had complained to her that they were afraid to go to the Raj Bhavan due to the “activities” taking place there. Bose’s lawyer claimed that baseless allegations were being made against the governor. He also requested an interim stay on future statements made by the respondents in the defamation suit. Justice Rao said on Wednesday that the publications mentioned in the suit have not been made parties to it.

After Bose’s lawyer sought time to file a fresh plea incorporating necessary changes, the court granted the permission and said the matter would be heard on Thursday. During an administrative meeting at the state secretariat on June 27, Banerjee had claimed that “women have told me that they are scared to go to Raj Bhavan because of the recent incidents there”. A woman contract employee at Raj Bhavan had filed a molestation allegation against Bose on May 2, following which the Kolkata police had launched an investigation. Under Article 361 of the Constitution, no criminal proceedings can be initiated against a governor during his tenure.

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