Kolkata: A Calcutta High Court judge on Wednesday complained about a series of stay orders by a division bench on his orders relating to alleged irregularities in recruitment of teachers in state-run schools.
Senior advocates said they could not recall a precedent in which a Calcutta HC judge had questioned a division bench’s stays in an open court and then asked the court administration to forward his complaint to Supreme Court Chief Justice N V Ramana and Calcutta High Court Chief Justice Prakash Shrivastava.
In the order issued on Wednesday, Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay questioned the order by the division bench of Justice Harsh Tandon and Justice Rabindranath Samanta, which had stayed his order seeking an affidavit on the assets of School Service Commission adviser Shanti Prasad Sinha.
Justice Gangopadhyay remarked that the appeal court, after holding that there was “no element warranting interference”, had interfered in the order and held that “the affidavit of assets shall remain in a sealed cover and shall not be divulged or circulated to litigating parties or their counsel. That shall be appropriately dealt with at the time of final decision to be taken on issues involved therein”.