Sagar Ghosh murder case sent back to single bench
The Sagar Ghosh murder case in Parui village which was being heard by the division bench of Calcutta High Court, headed by Chief Justice Arun Kumar Mishra, was again sent back to the single bench of Justice Dipankar Dutta. On April 11 Chief Justice Mishra transferred the case from Justice Dutta to his bench after the state government moved an appeal challenging single-judge bench Justice Dutta asking the director general of police to appear before the court to reply on the progress of the Sagar Ghosh murder case. The division bench expressed its unhappiness on Friday after government pleader Asoke Banerjee and Arunava Ghosh, counsel of Hriday Ghosh, son of Sagar Ghosh, were locked in a bitter argument over the case.
The Chief Justice today sent back the case to bench of Justice Dutta which was hearing the case.
The case came before the HC after family of Sagar Ghosh, a retired school teacher, moved a petition seeking a CBI inquiry to investigate the murder. The state-run Criminal Investigation Department (CID) was asked to probe the case.
Annoyed with the CID report, the Court on Feb 14 asked the state government to remove investigating officer Biswajit Chatterjee and directed Reddy to set up a special investigating team to probe the incident. Reddy formed a four-member team and informed the court of the names of the investigating officials. Sagar Ghosh, father of rebel Trinamool Congress leader Hriday Ghosh, was shot dead in his residence at Parui village in Birbhum district in July last.
Several Trinamool Congress leaders, including Birbhum district Trinamool Congress chief Anubrata Mondal were implicated in the case.
(Posted on 07-05-2014)