The Bar Council of West Bengal has written a letter to the Chief Justice of India, NV Ramana seeking the removal of Acting Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court, Rajesh Bindal, because of this partial, unfair and biased judgements.
The letter states that Rajesh Bindal’s continuance at High Court interferes with the fair and impartial dispensation of justice and cited the order of Justice Bindal to stay the interim order passed by the Special CBI Court in favour of members of a certain political dispensation without giving the aggrieved parties an opportunity of being heard in the Narada Matter.
Earlier in May, the Division bench of the Calcutta High Court had stayed the bail granted by the Special CBI Court at Kolkata to four Trinamool Congress leaders. The petition of transfer of the case has been referred to the 5- judge bench led by Justice Bindal.
Justice Bindal, who was appointed as the judge of the Punjab and the Haryana High Court in 2006 and subsequently appointed as the acting Chief Justice of the Common High Court for the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, was transferred to the Calcutta High Court of January 5, 2021 and later took over the Acting Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court on April 28, 2021.