A Writ Court Is Required To Intervene Even At A Suggestion Of Any Plan Or Attempt To Take Away The Liberty Of A Person: Calcutta HC
The Calcutta High Court granted bail to BJP MLA Suvendu Adhikari’s aide Rakhal Bera who had earlier been arrested for his alleged participation in a job racket where he had allegedly promised a job in the State Irrigation Department in lieu of 2 lakh rupees back in 2019. Leader of the Opposition Suvendu Adhikari was then the Minister of Transport, Irrigation and Water Resource in West Bengal. While granting bail to the petitioner, Justice Rajasekhar Matha observed, “There appears to be a pattern being followed by police in coordination with one another in attempting to keep the petitioner in custody by hook or crook on one pretext or the other and by registering one FIR after the other”. The petitioner contended that he was being punished by the ruling dispensation for changing political affiliation and for being close to the present leader of the Opposition Suvendu Adhikari. As a result, false cases were being registered against him. Accordingly, an injunction had been sought from the Court to restrain the police from conducting further investigation into the matter in addition to the prayer for bail.