KOLKATA, June 18 � A division bench of Calcutta High Court today recused itself on personal grounds from hearing a bail plea of a Saradha chit fund scam accused and a CBI application for cancellation of bail of another accused in the scam, reports PTI.
The bench, comprising Justice Girish Gupta and Justice SS Sadhu, declined to hear the bail prayer of Assamese singer Sadananda Gogoi, who is under arrest, on personal grounds when the plea came up before it.
The bench also recused from hearing the application by CBI for cancellation of bail of key East Bengal Club official Debabrata Sarkar alias Neetu.
The CBI arrested Gogoi on September 13 last year from Guwahati in connection with the Saradha scam which had spread its wings in Assam, apart from West Bengal, Odisha and Tripura.
The CBI, which is investigating the scam on an order by the Supreme Court, arrested Sarkar in August last year. He was, however, released on bail on March 25 by the Alipore District and Sessions Court.
The CBI then moved the high court seeking cancellation of bail of Sarkar.