ICJ verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav case complete vindication of India's stand: External Affairs Ministry
In a major victory for India, the ICJ on Wednesday ruled that Pakistan must review the death sentence awarded to Jadhav and asked it to provide consular access to him.
The Supreme Court had on May 9, 2014, ordered transfer of all cases related to ponzi scams, including the one involving Saradha Group, to the CBI.
The CBI moved the court of Justice Shivakant Prasad seeking that the hearing, scheduled to be held on July 2, be advanced.
He has been summoned multiple times by the Central Bureau of Investigation in recent weeks but failed to appear as he said he was on leave.
Justice Pratik Prakash Banerjee ruled that the petition will appear before a regular bench on June 12 after the court reopens following summer vacation.
The Supreme Court had last week dismissed a plea of Kumar seeking extension of protection from arrest in the multi-crore chit fund scam case.
Kumar, a former Kolkata police commissioner, had skipped a meeting with CBI officials on Monday despite being summoned by the agency for questioning in connection with the scam.
The agency wants custodial interrogation of Kumar in connection with the chit fund scam as he was heading the police's special investigation team to probe the case before the CBI took over.
Kumar, who was removed by the poll body from the post of Additional Director General of West Bengal CID, was reinstated by an order issued by the state home and hill affairs department.
The CBI has also issued a Look Out Notice against Kumar to prevent him from leaving the country, officials said.
All airports and immigration authorities have been alerted by the CBI this week to prevent the former Kolkata top cop from leaving the country and intimate the agency on any possible move, they said.
A vacation bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra said Kumar can approach the Calcutta High Court or the trial court there for seeking relief.
The fresh plea for protection from arrest has been filed in view of the continuing state-wide lawyers' strike in West Bengal.
Kumar's counsel approached the vacation bench of the apex court on Monday seeking urgent listing of his plea for extending the protection in view of lawyers' strike in Kolkata.
A bench of Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice Sanjiv Khanna asked Kumar to move before Secretary General for setting up a three-judge bench.