Parijatam Mulla: In one case, state opposition leader Subhendu Adhikari is scheduled to appear in the lower court next Saturday. To avoid that appearance, Subvendu’s lawyer brought it to the notice of the Calcutta High Court chief justice on Thursday, which the court reportedly approved for a speedy trial.
It may be noted that the Shuwendu Adhikari has been accused of making controversial and sectarian remarks about an incident in the state.
A complaint was filed at the police station. When the case came up in the lower court, the court directed the opposition leader to appear next Saturday. Subhendu approached the Calcutta High Court against the order to appear in the lower court.
According to court sources, Shuwendu’s case was raised in the High Court last Monday. But High Court judge Vivek Chaudhary withdrew from the case due to personal reasons. Later the case was not registered in any new bench.
On Thursday, Upavendu’s counsel requested the Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court to hear the case in a new bench. The plea was accepted and the case will be considered on Friday.