Petition in Calcutta High Court seeking Madan Mitra’s removal from Bengal cabinet

A petition seeking removal of Transport Minister Madan Mitra was filed in the Calcutta High Court today.

By: Press Trust of India | Kolkata | Updated: January 16, 2015 4:31 pm
Madan Mitra being produced at Alipore court. (Source: Express Photo By Subham Dutta) Madan Mitra being produced at Alipore court. (Source: Express Photo By Subham Dutta)

A petition was today filed in the Calcutta High Court seeking removal of Madan Mitra from the post of state Transport Minister as he is in jail in connection with the Saradha chit fund case.

Lawyer Subhrojit Bahaduri filed the PIL claiming that a person who is in jail cannot hold the position of a minister as it is “unconstitutional”. He also cannot perform his duties as a minister from behind the bars, the petitioner said.

Stating that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has not yet removed Mitra from her cabinet, the petitioner prayed for the court’s intervention to direct the state government to remove Mitra.

The minister was arrested on December 12 by the CBI and is under judicial custody.

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