Last Updated: January 12, 2023, 18:53 IST
Kolkata [Calcutta], India
A particular courtroom right here on Thursday put aside the summons issued by a Justice of the Peace to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in a case pertaining to alleged disrespect to the nationwide anthem.
Noting the Justice of the Peace didn’t comply with the necessary provisions, Special choose R N Rokade, after listening to each the edges, put aside the summons and requested the Justice of the Peace to proceed with the case from the stage of verification (of the complainant).
The particular choose directed the Justice of the Peace to give contemporary consideration on the issuance of course of towards Banerjee.
Vivekanand Gupta, a functionary of the Mumbai unit of Bharatiya Janata Party, had approached the Justice of the Peace courtroom with a criticism claiming the WB CM didn’t stand whereas the nationwide anthem was being performed at an occasion throughout her go to to Mumbai in December 2021.
Gupta had sought the registration of a First Information Report (FIR) towards Banerjee below the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act.
Taking cognizance of Gupta’s criticism, the Justice of the Peace courtroom had issued summons to Banerjee, who moved a assessment petition earlier than the particular courtroom towards it.
Banerjee’s lawyer had earlier advised courtroom no sanction, necessary below the Code of Criminal Procedure to prosecute a authorities servant, was taken.
However, Additional Public Prosecutor Sumesh Panjwani had argued Banerjee’s go to was political and never official and, therefore, no sanction was required.
After listening to each the edges, the choose allowed Banerjee’s plea.
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