Former IPS Bharati Ghosh Withdraws CBI Probe Plea In HC

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Kolkata: Retired IPS officer Bharati Ghosh withdrew her petition seeking a CBI probe into CID raids at her residence, springing a surprise in Calcutta High Court. Ghosh’s lawyer submitted in court he had received instruction from his client to withdraw the present writ petition with the liberty to file a fresh one. The court allowed the prayer.

The development came as an anti-climax to a host of senior police officers, the state advocate general and the additional solicitor general for the eastern region, who made it to court room number 13 on Monday afternoon to oppose Ghosh’s petition.

State advocate general Kishore Dutta vehemently opposed Ghosh’s prayer for withdrawal of the petition and pleaded with the court to direct the petitioner to file a supplementary affidavit instead. Justice Debangshu Basak held that the court couldn’t hold back the petitioner if she wanted to withdraw her plea.