Teacher recruitment scam: TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee reached Supreme Court for relief from questioning

Pankaj Prasad
Supreme Court
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TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee was recently questioned by the CBI in the teacher recruitment scam.

TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee was recently questioned by the CBI in the teacher recruitment scam. Now Abhishek Banerjee has moved the Supreme Court for relief from questioning. Abhishek Banerjee has filed a petition in the Supreme Court, on which the Supreme Court will hear on May 26. Senior advocate Abhishek Singhvi appeared in the court on behalf of Abhishek Banerjee. A vacation bench of Justice Aniruddha Bose and Justice Sanjay Karol directed the matter to be listed for further hearing on May 26.

Kuntal Ghosh had complained

Let us tell you that on May 20, the CBI had questioned Abhishek Banerjee for about nine hours in the teacher recruitment scam. After questioning, Abhishek Banerjee, while talking to the media, lashed out at the central government. Explain that Kuntal Ghosh, the main accused in the teacher recruitment scam, had complained, in which Kuntal had claimed that central investigative agencies were pressurizing him to name Abhishek Banerjee in the case.

The High Court had given permission for the inquiry

Abhishek Banerjee had moved the Calcutta High Court for relief from interrogation, but the High Court had given permission to the CBI and ED to interrogate Abhishek Banerjee in the teacher recruitment scam, giving a blow to the TMC leader. Within 24 hours after the order of the High Court, the CBI had sent summons to Abhishek Banerjee for questioning.

Supreme Court issued notice

The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to a firm named Delhi Marketing on a plea by Zydus Wellness challenging the order of the Delhi High Court. A vacation bench of Justice JK Maheshwari and Justice PS Narasimha also asked the firm to file a reply within three weeks to the notice issued in the case for use of the brand name "Sugarlite".

 According to information, the apex court was hearing an appeal filed by Zydus Wellness against the May 12 order of the High Court. In fact, the High Court restrained Zydus Wellness from using the brand name 'Sugarlite'. The High Court had held that Delhi Marketing had the right to use the brand name 'Sugarlite'.

ISKCON Kolkata officials reprimanded by the apex court

The Supreme Court has pulled up the authorities of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) Kolkata for filing a "frivolous, irresponsible and senseless" case of bus theft against the office-bearers of ISKCON Bengaluru. Along with this, the apex court has also strongly condemned him for misusing the law.

The apex court also imposed a fine of Rs one lakh on the Kolkata authorities. While imposing the fine, the court said the matter should be looked into seriously as people claiming to be global spiritual leaders are doing this to vent personal enmity and feed their ego. A bench of Justices Ajay Rastogi and Bela M Trivedi said there was no doubt that the complaint filed by ISKCON Kolkata after a delay of eight years was an abuse of the process of law.

The apex court also said that the allegations leveled against the President and Vice President of ISKCON Bengaluru are so absurd and improbable that no sane person can ever come to the conclusion that there is sufficient ground for action against them.

Supreme Court to hear Satyendar Jain's bail plea on 26th in money laundering case

The Supreme Court will hear on May 26 the bail plea of former Delhi minister Satyendar Jain in the money laundering case. A bench of Justices Aniruddha Bose and Sanjay Karol was urged by Jain's senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi for urgent listing of the petition on health grounds. To this, the bench agreed to list the matter for further hearing on May 26.

The apex court had on May 18 sought response from the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Jain's plea. Issuing notice to the ED, Jain was given liberty to approach the vacation bench for relief. Singhvi had said at that time that the AAP leader had lost 35 kg and had become like a skeleton. Also said that Jain is suffering from many diseases. The Delhi High Court had on April 6 rejected Jain's bail plea in the money laundering case. The ED had arrested Jain on May 30 last year in a money laundering case.