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Calcutta High Court to hear Governor's plea for interim order in defamation suit against Mamata on July 15

The governor had filed a defamation case against Mamata Banerjee on June 28, a day after she claimed women complained to her that they were afraid to visit the Raj Bhavan

PTI Calcutta Published 10.07.24, 02:52 PM
C V Ananda Bose (left) Mamata Banerjee (right)

C V Ananda Bose (left) Mamata Banerjee (right) File picture

The Calcutta High Court will hear on Monday an application for interim order by West Bengal Governor C V Ananda Bose in a defamation suit filed by him against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and some other TMC leaders.

The governor had filed a defamation case against Banerjee on June 28, a day after she claimed women complained to her that they were afraid to visit the Raj Bhavan.

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Justice Krishna Rao on Wednesday granted leave for the defamation plaint to be registered before his court.

He directed that Bose's application for an interim order, for a direction upon Banerjee and the others not to make any further comment on the issue under contention, will be taken up for hearing on Monday.

Justice Rao also directed Bose's lawyer to serve copies of the application to the defendants in the suit in the meantime.

During an administrative meeting in the state secretariat, Banerjee had on June 27 said "women have informed me they are afraid to visit the Raj Bhavan due to recent incidents reported there".

Following her remarks, the governor had said it was expected of public representatives not to create "erroneous and slanderous impressions".

On May 2, a contractual woman employee of Raj Bhavan had made an allegation of molestation against Bose, following which the Kolkata Police started an inquiry.

Under Article 361 of the Constitution, no criminal proceedings can be instituted against a governor during his/her term in office.

Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by The Telegraph Online staff and has been published from a syndicated feed.

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