Boon or bane? Justice Soumitra Sen's resignation accepted

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New Delhi, Sep 3: Putting an end on the much hyped controversy over Calcutta High Court's Justice, Soumitra Sen's resignation, sources on Saturday, Sep 3 informed that his resignation has been accepted.

Sources informed that resignation, which was submitted in a proper format, has been accepted by the president office and has been forwarded to the law ministry for taking necessary action.

Earlier reports emerged that Sen might skip his Lok Sabha impeachment vote on Monday, Sep 5 and his lawyer Subhash Bhattacharya also had claimed, "Since the resignation letter, written and signed by Justice Sen, has been received by the office of the President, it is expected that the Parliament may not proceed further."

However, after the reports that his (Sen's) resignation has been accepted by the president, now all eyes fall on the Lok Sabha proceeding on Monday.

The first controversy over his resignation started when his signature on his resignation was found as 'not original."

Archana Datta, spokesperson for the President, had said, "The signature in the faxed letter has been found not original. We are waiting for the hard copy of the letter to arrive and check the signature."

However, later Sen handed over a hand-written resignation to the president who had referred the letter to the department of Justice.

The Rajya Sabha approved the impeachment motion against Justice Sen with 189 members of the 206 present in the 245-member House voting in favour, recording well over two-third majority required for such a move.

The impeachment saw members of all parties, except BSP, holding Sen guilty of misappropriating Rs 33.23 lakh in a 1983 case.

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