CBI Approaches High Court as Bengal Denies to Hand Over Sheikh Shahjahan

Kolkata: The CBI approached the Calcutta High Court on Wednesday seeking an urgent hearing against the West Bengal government’s decision not to hand over the custody of suspended TMC leader Sheikh Shajahan.

The CBI claimed that despite the High Court’s order to hand over Sheikh Shajahan to the central agency by 4.30 pm on Tuesday, the Bengal CID did not comply with the court order.

On Tuesday, the Calcutta High Court called the Bengal Police “totally biased” and ordered that the investigation into the attack on Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials at Sandeshkhali in January be transferred to the CBI.

The Bengal government moved the Supreme Court against the HC’s order and the Bengal police denied to hand over Sheikh’s custody to the CBI claiming that the matter was sub-judice.

The West Bengal government, represented by senior advocate Abhishek Singhvi, on Wednesday sought urgent listing of its plea in the Supreme Court.

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