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SC stays notice issued by LS privileges panel to top Bengal officers

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NEW DELHI: The

Supreme Court

on Monday stayed the notice issued by the

privileges committee

of the

Lok Sabha

summoning West Bengal chief secretary and other officers on a complaint filed by BJP MP Sukanta Majumdar alleging “misconduct,
brutality and life-threatening injuries to him”.
The The privileges committee of the Lok Sabha has asked

chief secretary

Bhagwati Prasad Gopalika, director general of police Rajeev Kumar, North 24 Parganas District Magistrate Sharad Kumar Dwivedi, Basirhat SP Hossain Mehdi Rehman and Additional SP Partha Ghosh to appear before it on February 19 at 10:30 am.

The next hearing will take place after four weeks.

Majumdar, the West Bengal BJP chief and Lok Sabha member from Balurghat, had written to the privileges committee alleging breach of privilege for misconduct, brutality and causing life threatening injuries to him by security forces in the Trinamool Congress-ruled state.
Sukanta Majumdar sustained injuries last week as BJP workers clashed with police personnel after being stopped from going to violence-hit Sandeshkhali in West Bengal.

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