The hearing of the case filed by the family members of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleging ‘abnormal increase in property’ was held on Tuesday. The case was heard in the Division Bench of Calcutta High Court Chief Justice Prakash Shri Prakash.
A public interest case was filed in Calcutta High Court on August 29, alleging the increase in property of Mamata Banerjee’s family members. The case was filed by lawyer Tarunjyoti Tiwari, a member of the West Bengal BJP legal cell.
After the hearing, the division bench said in an order today that within the next four weeks, those against whom the charges have been filed will have to give their statements through affidavits. After that, the plaintiff will have to file a counter affidavit within two weeks. And the next hearing of this case will be on November 28.
The petitioner of this case said in his petition that Mamata Banerjee came to power in this state in 2011. Since coming to power in 2013, the properties of Mamata’s family members have increased exponentially. In 2013, again the sensational Sarada financial scam of this state was leaked. Since then, Mamata’s family’s wealth has grown exponentially.
On the day of filing this case, Mamata said, ‘I am not taking the pension due to me as an MP for 12 years today.The house I am in is also living on a lease agreement.
Partha Chatterjee, a member of Mamata Banerjee’s cabinet, is now in jail on corruption charges. Trinamool Daksite leader Anubrata Mandal is also in jail. Investigators found illegal assets worth crores of rupees for both the leaders. In view of this situation, allegations of corruption were also raised against Mamata Banerjee’s family members. However, in response to these allegations, Mamata said, “We are all siblings living separately in different residences. I do not have regular contact with other members of my family. Family members meet me only during festive season. Especially during the festival of Kali Puja and Rakhi Bandhan. Therefore, I have nothing to say.