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SC refuses to interfere in HC order on cases linked to Suvendu Adhikari.

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to interfere with the Calcutta High Court order granting Bengal BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari protection from any coercive action in criminal cases registered against him in the state.

A bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and A S Bopanna, however, said the petitioners may file their affidavits-in-opposition before the HC. After that, the High Court may either consider taking up the petition for expeditious final disposal or consider any application that may be filed for modification of the interim order, they said.

Disposing of the West Bengal government’s appeal challenging the HC order, the court said that “prima facie observations of the High Court at this stage are in support of the ad – interim stay which has been granted. Since the High Court is seized of the proceedings, and the Special Leave Petitions arise from an interlocutory order, we are not inclined to exercise the jurisdiction of this Court under Article 136 of the Constitution”.


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