Kolkata: Ahead of recusal from Nandigram recounting case, Justice Kaushik Chanda fined 5 lakh rupees from Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for questioning the judiciary.
Citing connection with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), on June 18 Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee demanded recusal of the Justice in the Nandigram case.
Following the appeal though Justice Chanda had earlier rejected it but on Wednesday Justice Chanda had decided to step away from the case so that ‘trouble mongers’ don't get an opportunity to make new controversy.
“It will be contrary to the interests of justice if such an unwarranted problem continues along with trial,” said Justice Chandra while stepping away from the case.
Notably, according to the Calcutta High Court, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will have to pay the fine to West Bengal Bar Council and that money will be utilized by the families of lawyers who are affected by Covid-19.
Meanwhile, TMC Supremo Mamata Banerjee’s election agent Seikh Sufian had said that he will move the Supreme Court over the fine on the Chief Minister.
Incidentally, the saffron camp leaders including the party chief Dilip Ghosh had several times claimed that Justice Kaushik Chanda has no connection with the BJP.