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West Bengal lawyers write to the Chief Justice over ‘threat letter’ to CBI judge

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A group of lawyers from West Bengal wrote to the Chief Justice of India NV Ramana on Thursday raising concerns over the alleged threat to a CBI judge presiding over Trinamool Congress leader Anubrata Mondal’s case to express their concerns over the alleged threat made against a CBI judge overseeing Trinamool Congress leader Anubrata Mondal’s case.

In their letter to CJI, the lawyers said, “We the practising advocates of the High Court at Calcutta and other District Courts of West Bengal are shocked and filled with cold horror owing to a recent occurrence pertaining to a Court proceeding concerning a high-profile politician of West Bengal which is nothing less than a direct and brazen attack in the Justice delivery system.”

The lawyers stated that Bappa Chatterjee threatened Special CBI Court, Asansol Judge Rajesh Chakraborty in a letter addressed to him, threatening that if the bail of Anubrata Mondal, an accused in a cattle smuggling case under investigation by the CBI, is not granted, then the judge’s family members will be implicated in some NDPS case showing the seizure of narcotics in commercial quantity.

“The said accused namely Anubrata Mondal is a Birbhum District Trinamool Congress Party President and is a highly influential person who is now in CBI custody in a cattle smuggling case. As such it is a matter of grave concern that Judicial Officers are attempted to be intimidated for the benefit of a highly influential politician in custody,” the lawyers wrote. 

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