Enforcement Directorate moves CHC against Bengal minister’s SSKM admission

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Kolkata, July 24 : The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has moved the Calcutta High Court challenging a lower court order that led to West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee, arrested in connection with the School Service Commision (SSC) recruitment scam, being admitted in the

state government-run SSKM Hospital.

The high court will hear the matter at 4 PM on Sunday.

The Bankshall Court, where Chatterjee was produced by the ED on Saturday afternoon – hours after his arrest – had allowed the defence counsel’s plea that Chatterjee be examined at SSKM Hospital

for his multiple ailments including diabetes, hypertension and thyroid gland problem.

The ED counsel had then expressed his opposition to Chatterjee being taken to SSKM, but the court stuck to its order.

From the court, Chatterjee was then taken to SSKM’s emergency outdoor, where he complained of chest pain and was admitted to the Intensive Coronary Care Unit (ICCU) on Saturday night.

The ED had approached high court Chief Justice Prakash Srivastav on Saturday night itself saying it was aggrieved over the lower court order and seeking a quick hearing.

Claiming that the Bankshall court order was not legally tenable, the ED has pleaded that Chatterjee be admitted to the Command Hospital here for medical examination.

The CHC in a notification said the matter would be heard in Justice Bibek Chaudhary’s chamber at

4 PM on Sunday.


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