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Calcutta HC single bench extends stay on rural poll process

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

A single bench of the today extended a stay on the panchayat election process in till the next date of hearing as an appeal on the maintainability of a petition by the BJP is pending before a division bench.

Justice directed that he will take up the matter tomorrow at 2 PM after going through today's order of the appeal bench.

The and the had moved the division bench comprising justices D Somadder and A Mukherjee challenging the single bench order which had accepted the maintainability of the petition at this stage.

Justice Talukdar had stayed the election process for the three-tier panchayat elections on April 12 and had directed the SEC to submit a comprehensive report including filing of nomination and rejection of nomination.

SEC Nilanjan Shandilya, who appeared in person before the court in view of an ongoing ceasework by lawyers, submitted the report today.

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 15:35 IST
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