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Advocates throng court of Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay; urge him to reconsider resignation

Justice Gangopadhyay has been embroiled in many controversies in the recent past.

Recently, he had accused Justice Soumen Sen of “acting for a political party in the State”.

This had happened after Justice Sen, part of a Division Bench, stayed an order by Justice Gangopadhyay directing the West Bengal Police to hand over documents related to a case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Justice Gangopadhyay then took up the matter again, and ordered the Advocate General to hand over the case papers to the CBI, insisting that he wasn’t informed of the stay order passed by the division bench.

Notably, the petition did not seek any direction for a CBI probe. However, the judge ordered a probe by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the CBI.

In his order, Justice Gangopadhay also alleged that Justice Sen had called Justice Amrita Sinha who was hearing matters involving TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee, to his chambers and told her that Abhishek Banerjee has a political future and that he shouldn’t be disturbed.

Following Justice Gangopadhyay’s order, the Supreme Court had taken cognisance of the defiance of the Division Bench order and transferred all proceedings to itself.

A High Court judge since May 2018, Justice Gangopadhyay has repeatedly flouted the norms of judicial discipline by ignoring larger bench orders, speaking to TV channels on political issues and even issuing directions to the Supreme Court Registry.

Source: Barandbench

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