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WBBPE scam: SC gives relief to Manik Bhattacharya from arrest till Wed

KOLKATA: Simply a few hours after the Calcutta Excessive Court docket ordered Trinamool Congress MLA and former president of West Bengal Board of Main Education (WBBPE), Manik Bhattacharya, to look earlier than the CBI by 8 pm on Tuesday, the Supreme Court docket gave aid to Bhattacharya from arrest until Wednesday afternoon.

Soon after the excessive court docket handed the order, Bhattacharya’s counsel drew the eye of the apex court docket, arguing that since a listening to in the identical matter is scheduled at 2 pm on Wednesday, the central company needs to be barred from arresting his consumer until that point. The Supreme Court docket accepted his argument and offered a protect to Bhattacharya from being arrested until 2 pm on Wednesday.

Earlier, the excessive court docket’s single-judge bench of justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay ordered Bhattacharya to face the CBI by 8 pm over a petition alleging tampering and destruction of optical mark recognition (OMR) sheets within the examinations for recruitment of main lecturers in 2014. The bench additionally gave liberty to the central company to arrest Bhattacharya if he doesn’t cooperate within the investigation course of.

On September 23, Bhattacharya had approached the Supreme Court docket difficult a excessive court docket order directing CBI probe within the matter and removing of Bhattacharya from the chair of WBBPE president. The matter is scheduled to be heard on Wednesday at 2 pm and until that point Bhattacharya has bought aid from any cohesive motion, together with arrest by CBI sleuths.

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