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Saradha scam: Court says not time yet for CBI probe

Observing that ‘time has not come’ for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the Saradha chit fund scam, the Calcutta High Court on Thursday refused to accept a plea in this regard but said it will consider it after fully hearing the matter.

A bench of Justices AKBanerjee and MK Chowdhury, which on Thursday started hearing afresh a set of public interest litigations seeking a CBI probe into the scam, said it will hear the matter on 5 June, when the court reopens after the summer vacations (beginning Friday).

‘As regards the question of CBI probe into the scam, we feel time has not come. We will have to consider the plea only after perusal of the pleadings by the respective parties,’ the bench observed.

‘We have not rejected the petitioner's plea and may accept it at a later stage after hearing all the parties,’ said the court adding: ‘We would subserve justice if we dispose off the matter without fully hearing the parties.’
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