Tripura HC declines Plea Against Chief Minister

Alka Verma-

Published On: September 28, 2021 at 17:31 IST

The Tripura High Court declined a Plea filed by a group of lawyers’ who demanded to take action on a remark made by Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on “Contempt of Court”.

The Court in response stated that it doesn’t want to involve into any type of controversy.

The Case is about a statement made by CM Deb, who in a recent event of Tripura Civil Service officers, stated that for them there is no need not to worry about “contempt of court” while delivering services.

Adding to it, the CM also stated that the Court may pass the judgements, but it is the duty of Police to comply it, which is totally under his control.

The group of lawyers’ citied the Chief Minister’s statement and stated it as a Contempt of Court.

On the other hand, Advocate General Siddhartha Shankar Dey, representing the Government argued that the statement made by CM was falsely misinterpreted and falsely represented before the common public to mislead and divert them and to gain political mileage from it.

A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice AA Kureshi and Justice SG Chattopadhyay declined to entertain the matter and educated the lawyers by saying that the Court is “closing the matter” as it does not want to indulge with any controversy.

The Court also stated that there is no need to take any action especially after the Chief Minister has already clarified the matter.

It should be noted here that the CM published a clarification statement from his side once the matter picked up a lot of controversy.

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