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SC allows Ex-TMC MP to enter WB's Bishnupur constituency for filing nomination for LS polls

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The on Friday allowed former Saumitra Khan, who is now a BJP candidate and facing a criminal case, to enter constituency in for filing his nomination papers for polls.

A bench headed by asked Khan to approach the for seeking modification of the order banning his entry into district in which his constituency falls.

Khan is an accused in cases of allegedly taking money from students on the promise of giving them jobs.

The high court had in March extended the ban on Khan, who is contesting the election from parliamentary constituency on a BJP ticket, by six weeks.

The high court had said such a ban was required for a free and fair investigation of cases against Khan considering his political clout in the area.

After Khan joined the BJP, he was also named as accused in

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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 12:20 IST