Tripura: Tripura HC stayed investigation against Abhishek Banerjee and others

News Desk: The Tripura High Court, on Thursday, stayed investigation against TMC national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee and others in connection with the Khowai Police Station Incident on August 8.

The Bench of Chief Justice Akil Kureshi was hearing the plea seeking quashing of the complaint for offence punishable under Section 186 read with Section 34 of the Indian Penal Code.

On Thursday, the counsel for the petitioner apprised the court about a notice issued by the In-charge Inspector of Police, Khowai issued to one of the accused in the matter (Kunal Ghosh), in which it was stated that the case was now endorsed to him for its investigation.

Therefore, the In-charge Inspector of Police, Khowai issued the notice under Section 41A of Cr.P.C. for appearance before him for certain questions related to the case.

In this regard, the Counsel for the petitioner argued that since the Advocate General has stated that the investigation in the matter is complete, therefore, a clarification be made regarding Section 41A of Cr.P.C. notice issued to one of the accused.

Consequently, taking into account the request of the AG to adjourn the case since he had difficulty in appearing, the court listed the matter for November 11 and directed that till then, there shall be no further investigation or issuance of the notices against the accused persons.