Court adjourns for day without hearing Adhir Chowdhury

Berhampore: Union Minister of State for Railways Adhir Chowdhury, whose interim bail was to be heard today for alleged conspiracy in the murder of a Trinamool Congress worker in 2011, received a reprieve when the court adjourned for the day without hearing any case.

Vacation district judge Kallol Chatterjee adjourned the court for the day after Bar Association President Abubaqer Siddique said that it was not possible for a single lawyer to appear in the 250-300 cases listed for the day.

A non-bailable arrest warrant had been issued against Chowdhury by the additional chief judicial magistrate’s court on September 27 for alleged conspiracy in the murder of Trinamool Congress worker Kamal Sheikh in Golbazar area of Murshidabad district in 2011.

The Minister was charge-sheeted by the police on September 25.

On October 3, Chowdhury’s petition, that the hearing be advanced to an earlier date, was turned down.

The minister was also an accused in a separate case of alleged attack on the district magistrate’s bungalow in Murshidabad in February, 2012.