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West Bengal : Demand to remove Tushar Mehta from the post of Solicitor General

Trinamool MPs met the President and handed over the letter

A delegation of Trinamool Congress MPs on Monday met President Ram Nath Kovind and demanded the removal of Tushar Mehta from the post of Solicitor General of India. He alleged that the alleged meeting between the Solicitor General of India and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader in West Bengal Shubhendu Adhikari was a serious and unfair act.

Trinamool Congress MPs Sukhendu Shekhar Rai and Mahua Moitra wrote a letter to the President informing that the meeting took place at Mehta’s official residence. Mehta, one of India’s top law officers and appointed as Special Public Prosecutor in the case being probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), said the letter, given by the MPs on behalf of the Trinamool Congress, and the BJP leader. In between such meeting raises serious questions of sanctity. Solicitor General Mehta, however, denied any such meeting with the officer at his official residence. Significantly, the officer was once a strong leader of Trinamool. He is an accused in the Narada tapes case of 2016 and Mehta is representing the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the case in the Supreme Court and the Calcutta High Court.

The letter said that several reports have talked about this alleged face-to-face meeting, videos and photographs of which have also surfaced. It is a matter of grave concern of national importance and a serious matter of sanctity in the office of the Solicitor General of India, one of India’s top law officers, the letter said. Earlier, party MPs Derek O’Brien, Rai and Moitra had also written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, demanding the removal of Solicitor General Tushar Mehta over his meeting with BJP leader Shubhendu Adhikari in West Bengal. In a letter to the prime minister, party MPs Derek O’Brien and Mahua Moitra had alleged that the meeting between Mehta and the official was not only inappropriate, but also a direct conflict of interest and undermined the dignity of the country’s second highest law officer, solicitor general. also lowers. In the letter to the President, it has been said that even after this there was a meeting between the official and the Home Minister of the country, Amit Shah, which is inappropriate and makes the matter more serious. The officers are accused in various criminal cases of fraud and illegal raising of funds and bribery. According to the letter, such a meeting is a mockery of the criminal justice system and will only undermine the confidence of the general public in the judiciary.