The High Court also retained earlier judgement in which the judge had asked Kolkata Police to file an FIR against Pal over his "rape and kill" remark. The court, however, claimed that CID will probe the case but they need not report to the court directly.
Earlier appearing before the court of Justice Nishita Mhatre in appeals filed by the state government and Pal against a single bench order directing a probe by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), government pleader Kalyan Banerjee had said the state was willing for an inquiry by the CID but in accordance with the provisions of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) and not under the supervision of the court.
CID will probe the case but they need not report to the court directly: HC
Justice Mhatre, who heard the appeals afresh after a division bench of Justice Girish Chandra Gupta and Justice Tapabrata Chakraborty delivered a split verdict on it, had expressed displeasure over the police inaction and wondered if Paul enjoyed a special status for being a ruling party parliamentarian.
Tapas Pal, who represents Krishnanagar constituency in Nadia district, had created a nationwide outrage after he was caught on tapes exhorting partymen to kill CPI-M activists and threatened to unleash his boys to rape their women.