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Rajeev Kumar seeks Supreme Court shield against arrest

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Published : May 21, 2019, 6:40 am IST
Updated : May 21, 2019, 6:40 am IST

The top court had on May 17 asked him to approach the competent court for relief.

Former Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar
 Former Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar

New Delhi: Former Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar on Monday moved the Supreme Court seeking modification of its May 17 order to give him seven days time to seek anticipatory bail from a trial court in Saradha chit fund scam. The application moved by Mr Rajeev Kumar has urged the court that seven days time given to him to get anticipatory bail should coincide with the date ongoing lawyers strikes in Kolkata ends.  

Mentioning Kumar’s application for the modification of May 17 order, advocate Astha Sharma told the vacation bench of Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice Sanjiv Khanna that  seven days time given to the former Kolkata top cop for anticipatory bail may commence from the day lawyers strike in the city is called off. The top court had on May 17 asked him to approach the competent court for relief.

 

The vacation bench asked the lawyer Astha Sharma to approach the court registry as the order giving Rajeev Kumar seven days time to move the competent court for relief was passed by a bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Deepak Gupta and Justice Sanjiv Khanna and that bench alone was competent to make any modification in its May 17 order.

Lawyer Astha Sharma told the bench that since the pronouncement of order four days have already passed and sought an urgent hearing of the application.

At this Justice Banerjee reminded the lawyer that Chief Justice of India was the master of rolls and he he alone can decide which bench will hear the application.

 

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