Defamation case against Suvendu Adhikari transferred to Calcutta from Burdwan by Calcutta HC

Shivani Gadhavi –

Published On: December 03, 2021 at 20:50 IST

On 2nd December, 2021 the Calcutta High Court passed an order for transfer of a defamation suit to a Calcutta Court from a Burdwan Court, filed by Abhishek Banerjee, the National General Secretary of Trinamool Congress against Suvendu Adhikari, the Leader of Opposition and Member of the Legislative Assembly from Bhartiya Janata Party in West Bengal.

The Bhartiya Janata Party MLA had earlier filed an application under Section 24 of the Civil Procedure Code (CPC) in which he sought a transfer of his case to from 1st Additional Court in Burdwan to a court of Chief Judge, City Civil court, Calcutta.

Justice Subhasish Dasgupta of the Calcutta High Court stated in the order, “The transfer application is disposed of, directing the learned Civil Judge (Senior Division), 1st Additional Court, at Burdwan to transfer the Title Suit No.52 of 2021, to the court of learned Chief Judge, City Civil Court, at Calcutta within a fortnight from the date of communication of this order. Both the parties are accordingly directed to ensure their respective appearance before the transferee court on 14th January, 2022.”

In the case of Suvendu Adhikari V. Abhishek Banerjee, Banerjee had filed a suit of defamation against Adhikari accusing him of making derogatory remarks in his speech at a public gathering in Khejuri Purba, Medinipur.

The Order stated, “Mr. Chatterjee, in all his fairness candidly offers a suggestion that both the parties to this case being found to remain busy in their respective field, and upon focusing such tight schedule of the parties, proposes for transferring the case from the court of learned Civil Judge (Senior Division), 1st Additional Court at Burdwan to the court of learned Chief Judge, City Civil Court at Calcutta, which is not opposed by Mr. Ray, learned advocate representing the petitioner.”

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