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Calcutta High Court Judge Abhijit Ganguly quits judiciary, set to join BJP on March 7

Calcutta High Court judge Abhijit Ganguly sent his resignation letter to President Droupadi Murmu with copies to CJI DY Chandrachud and the Chief Justice of the Calcutta HC TS Sivagnanam.

Reported By : Manish Bhattacharya Edited By : Anurag Roushan
Kolkata
Updated on: March 05, 2024 14:21 IST
Calcutta High Court Judge Abhijit Ganguly tenders resignation from his post, may enter politics
Image Source : FACEBOOK Calcutta High Court Judge Abhijit Ganguly.

In a significant development, Calcutta High Court judge Abhijit Ganguly resigned from his post on Tuesday (March 5). Following his resignation, Justice Ganguly said that he would join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on March 7. "The party will decide a role for me," he added.

He sent his resignation letter to President Droupadi Murmu with copies to CJI DY Chandrachud and the Chief Justice of the Calcutta HC TS Sivagnanam, sources said. Earlier in the day, Justice Ganguly came to his chamber at the high court, following which the resignation letter was sent.

Directives issued by Justice Ganguly

Notably, he has issued several directives instructing the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to probe allegations of irregularities in the recruitment processes of teaching and non-teaching staff in West Bengal government-sponsored and -aided schools.

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