Last year too, Bharati Ghosh had sought a stay from arrest by the Bengal Police, who registered a case against her for illegal transactions of prohibited notes for gold
New Delhi: Former IPS officer Bharati Ghosh had filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking protection from arrests in all cases and the court said no coercive action should be taken against her.
A bench comprising Justice AK Sikri and Justice S Abdul Nazir heard the petition filed by Bharati Ghosh and posted the matter for further hearing after three weeks.
Senior advocate Ranjit Kumar, who was present on behalf of Bharati during the previous hearing last year, had sought a stay from arrest by the Bengal Police, who registered a case against her for illegal transactions of prohibited notes for gold.
Ghosh has moved the apex court now claiming the West Bengal government has registered ten more FIRs against her.
Bharati's advocate advised the court that the police should be stopped from taking any coercive action against her.
However, senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing on behalf of the West Bengal government, opposed it and told the court that Bharati Ghosh is demanding a ban on her arrest by filing a writ petition, which cannot be done.
Bharati went underground and the West Bengal Police declared her a fugitive. The cop issued an arrest warrant against her.
Bharati was quite close to the West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. But a year later, Bharati joined the BJP.
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Last Updated 19, Feb 2019, 5:24 PM