The Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court T S Sivagnanam on Tuesday reassigned two petitions relating to alleged irregularities in recruitment in West Bengal schools to Justice Amrita Sinha from the court of Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay in accordance with the order of the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court last week perused the report of the Registrar General of the Calcutta High Court about the interview given by Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay of the Calcutta High Court and directed the Acting Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court to transfer the case before Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay to any other judge of the High Court.

CJI DY Chandrachud during the hearing of the case had also remarked that no one shall be allowed to browbeat the judges

In a notification by the High Court, the matters Soumen Nandy vs State of West Bengal and Ramesh Malik vs State of West Bengal, were reassigned to the court of Justice Amrita Sinha.

"The writ petitions, all applications filed in the writ petitions and any further application/s that may be filed including review application/s are assigned to Hon'ble Justice Amrita Sinha," the notification stated.

Hearing of these matters will come up as per listing before the bench of Justice Sinha.

Justice Gangopadhyay had ordered CBI and ED investigations in several cases in connection with alleged irregularities in recruitment of teaching and non-teaching staff in West Bengal government-sponsored and aided schools.

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With PTI Inputs