The Delhi Excessive Courtroom has stayed the 2 notices issued to the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) officers by the West Bengal Police pursuant to an FIR lodged by Tinamool MP Abhishek Banerjee.
The court docket stated there was no advantage within the preliminary objection raised by the police on the maintainability of the petition filed by the ED and its three officers.
“It’s vital to contemplate the query of interim aid. It’s a settled proposition of regulation that the three situations are required to be established for grant of any interim aid: a robust prima facie case, steadiness of comfort and irreparable damage to the petitioner. In view of the discussions hereinabove, I discover that the current case is a match case for grant of ad-interim aid.
“Subsequently, in view of the identical, the operation of the notices dated July 22, 2021 and August 21, 2021 handed qua the petitioners in FIR… dated April 5, 2021 registered by the respondents is stayed until additional orders,” Justice Rajnish Bhatnagar stated, within the order which was handed on December 7 and made out there on Saturday.
Subsequent listening to on Feb.
The Excessive Courtroom stated the West Bengal authorities and police could file their response to the petition inside a interval of 4 weeks and the petitioners could file a rejoinder affidavit inside two weeks thereafter and listed the matter for additional listening to on February 18, subsequent yr.
The ED has alleged that West Bengal Police is performing on the behest of Mr. Banerjee, who “enjoys clout” within the State authorities, to derail the probe into an alleged coal pilferage rip-off.