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SC notice to WB over 'harassment' of officials for checking luggage of TMC leader's wife

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Taking note of the alleged harassment of custom officials at airport for checking the luggage of wife of a leader, the Friday issued notice to the on the matter.

Headed by Ranjan Gogoi, an apex court bench also termed the alleged incident "very very serious".

"Someone has drawn our attention to something. It is very very serious. We do not know whose claims are bona fide," the bench, also comprising Justice Sanjiv Khanna, said.

It did not consider the submission of A M Singhvi that no notice was required to be issued on the petition.

On March 29, the Centre had told the apex court that custom officials at the in were "intimidated, harassed and threatened" by the local police for checking the baggage of the wife of a TMC MP, who is a relative of

It also alleged that "institutional anarchy" and "complete lawlessness" have been prevailing in

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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 12:55 IST