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Hearing on Badal Chaudhury case completed, verdict to be declared on Dec 10

By Our Correspondent

Agartala, December 2, 2019: The hearing on the writ petition for quashing the FIR against former PWD Minister and incumbent deputy leader of opposition Badal Chaudhury by the   division bench of Chief Justice  Akil Abdulhamid Kureshi and Justice Arindam Lodh  of High Court of Tripura has been completed on Monday and the division bench of HC will declare the verdict on December 10th next.

In the course of  Monday's hearing senior advocate of Kolkata High Court Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharjee, representing Badal Chaudhury proved with documentary evidence that two major works of construction had been granted to PSUs and local private contractors separately by separate tenders.

Bhattacharjee asserted  that  there was no criminal offence and all works were had been executed  for the interest of the people of the state.

Speaking with media persons advocate Puroshuttam Roy Barman said the then PWD Minister Badal Chaudhury never participated in decision making process and never he had taken any personal decision. As per FIR of the government, there is no specific allegation that Badal Chaudhury had interfered with  the tender bidding process.

During the hearing Advocate General Arun Kanti Bhowmik in submission stated that the submission of defense cannot be accepted. But, defense lawyer Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharjee said FIR against his client does not stand or does not have any criminal offence against Badal Chaudhury.

It may be recalled here that Badal Chaudhury who is in jail custody will be produced in district court on December 4th next and he will be produced before the court through video conferencing from central jail along with another accused and former chief engineer of PWD Sunil Bhowmik.  
   (Tripurainfo)

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