The state government questioned the independence of the CBI, contending agency was acting at the behest of the centre and was targeting leaders and workers of the ruling TMC. The State of West Bengal had moved the Apex Court against the order passed by the Calcutta High Court on August 19, 2021.
A Calcutta High Court bench comprising observed that it is the duty of the Court to protect the Constitution and its values and the principles of democracy, which has been held to be a basic structure of the Constitution.
The Calcutta High Court on Monday imposed a "token cost of Rs 10,000" on president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Saurav Ganguly and Rs 50,000 each on the West Bengal government and a state-owned corporation, in connection with an out-of-turn land allotment.
The Calcutta High Court has acquitted a man booked under the Protection of Children against Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) Act, observing that in case the act was participatory in nature and between two sufficiently mature persons, then a male cannot be indicted alone for the same.