The Supreme Court Friday refused to entertain a plea seeking direction for investigation by an independent probe agency just like the CBI into the March 10 incident where West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had sustained leg injury after an alleged attack on her in Nandigram.
“You attend the Calcutta supreme court ,” a bench headed by judge S A Bobde told the counsel appearing for the petitioners.
The bench, also comprising Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian, allowed the petitioners’ lawyer to withdraw the plea with liberty to approach the supreme court .
On March 10, Banerjee had alleged that she was attacked by “four-five men” in Nandigram, injuring her left leg, hours after she filed nomination from the seat where the BJP has pitted her protege-turned-adversary Suvendu Adhikari within the Assembly election.
The plea, filed within the apex court by petitioners Shubham Awasthi and two others, had claimed that the alleged attack on a Constitutional functionary should be investigated by an agency just like the CBI and therefore the probe findings should be made public to strengthen the voters confidence.