Suvendu Adhikari, leader of opposition in West Bengal Assembly and BJP MLA, has alleged that he was subjected to political vendetta and filed a petition before the Calcutta High Court seeking for a transfer of all criminal cases registered against him by the state police to the CBI.
Suvendu Adhikari has also prayed for an order of quashing of FIR’s registered against him by the state police.
Mr. Adhikari has filed the writ petition on Thursday where he sought to transfer the criminal cases against him to the CBI for an impartial investigation.
Mr. Adhikari has reported that he was being subjected to political vendetta since he was an opposition party leader and the cases were registered against him with false claims and had sought an order of the high court directing quashing of the FIRs against him.
The state police and the CID have probed a number of cases in relation to Suvendu Adhikari.
On Tuesday, the police were prompted on filing suo motu cases against Mr. Adhikari, as the BJP leader stoked a controversy when he mentioned that he got access to the call details of Amarnath K, Purba Medinipur District SP, while the ongoing nationwide row over the alleged investigating activities with the Pegasus spyware.
On Monday, in a meeting in the district’s Tamluk area, Suvendu Adhikari publicly suggested the local police chief refrain from doing anything that would lead to his transfer to Kashmir.
Earlier this year, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was defeated by the Nandigram MLA in assembly elections.
The district police had also probed a case of alleged pilferage of the relief material in Purba Medinipur.
There has been an investigation going on by the state CID for the unnatural death of a police constable who was a part of Suvendu Adhikari’s security team three years ago when in the TMC government he was a minister.
On the basis of a complaint from the constable’s widow, the murder case was put in motion and the probe was handed by the state to the CID.