NEW DELHI: Trinamool Congress national general secretary and party Lok Sabha MP Abhishek Banerjee has filed a plea the Supreme Court against questioning validity of the Calcutta High Court order, which allowed the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate to interrogate him in the multi crore recruitment scam in West Bengal schools.
Appearing for Banerjee, senior advocate A M Singhvi mentioned the matter before a vacation bench of Justices Aniruddha Bose and Sanjay Karol.
He said Banerjee was being called for questioning while he was campaigning in Darjeeling, outside the state.
He asked the court to take up the matter urgently.
The bench agreed to schedule the matter for hearing on Friday.
The Calcutta High Court’s single- judge bench of Justice Amrita Sinha on May 18 concurred with a previous order by the bench of Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay, allowing the central agencies to question Banerjee in connection with the case.
Justice Sinha also imposed Rs 25 lakh cost on Banerjee.
Justice Sinha was assigned the case after the Supreme Court asked the HC's chief justice to reassign the case to a separate bench as Banerjee objected to TV interview of Gangopadhyay in the matter.
On April 28, the top court had said that judges have no business giving interviews to news channels on matters pending before them and asked the HC's CJ to assign the case to a different bench.