West Bengal government has refused to hand over the custody of Sheikh Shahjahan to CBI

After the Calcutta High Court on Tuesday ordered the transfer to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) of the custody of former TMC leader Sheikh Shahjahan, arrested by the police in connection with the Sandeshkhali violence, the West Bengal government today moved. Challenge the order in the Supreme Court.

The court ruled that “the state police is completely biased” and urged an “impartial, honest and complete investigation” into the case against Shahjahan. A division bench of Chief Justice TS Sivagnanam and Justice Hiranmoy Bhattacharya said, “We have no hesitation in holding that this trust has been shaken and there can be no better case than the one that has come to light, which deserves to be transferred for investigation.” is required” CBI.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday attached movable and immovable properties worth ₹12.78 crore under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002 in its ongoing investigation against Shahjahan Shaikh and others.

The Chief Justice’s division bench also quashed the previous order constituting a Special Investigation Team (SIT) on the attack on ED officials. The High Court had ordered the state police to hand over the TMC leader and all the investigation documents related to him to the CBI by 4.30 pm on Tuesday.

Supporting the Calcutta High Court order, three CBI officers, accompanied by Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) personnel, reached the CID headquarters at Babani Bhawan at 4.40 pm. on Tuesday.

However, after discussions for over two hours, the CBI officials left the Bhabani Bhawan without the TMC leader at around 7 pm.