High court stays probe against staff in WB Raj Bhavan ‘molestation’ case | India News

NEW DELHI: The Calcutta high court on Friday ordered a stay on the ongoing probe against a Raj Bhavan staff for wrongfully restraining a women who accused West Bengal Governor CV Ananda Bose of molestation.
A single bench of justice Amrita Sinha ordered a temporary stay on the investigation till June 17.
The order comes after Officer on Special Duty (OSD) Sandeep Kumar Singh moved to the high court and sought for quashing the FIR lodged against him.
Singh and two other Raj Bhavan staffers, against whom the complaint was lodged, obtained anticipatory bail from the chief metropolitan magistrate’s court on May 21.
Singh’s lawyer Rajdeep Majumdar claimed before the court that the allegations are improbable and no case could have been registered on its basis.
Advocate General Kishore Dutta, appearing for the state, opposed the prayer of the petitioner, submitting that there is no hurry to pass an order restraining the police from conducting its investigation into the complaint.
The woman had on May 2 alleged molestation by Bose following which the Kolkata Police started a probe.
As per the Article 361 of the Constitution, no criminal proceedings can be instituted against a governor during his term in office.

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