Tripura: Court grants conditional bail to ex-judge

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Agartala, Jul 17: The West Tripura Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) today granted conditional bail to a former Judge Somnath Ganguly, who was arrested yesterday for unauthorised interference in the court's proceedings.

Mr Ganguly was arrested in connection with a complaint regarding unauthorised interference in the court's proceedings, filed by an employee of the court in November.

Earlier, he had been discharged from the judicial service last year following a complaint of torture by his wife Sharmistha Ganguly to the Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court.

In the meantime, Mr Ganguly appeared in the West Tripura CJM's court and asked one Ashes Chakraborty, an employee of the court, to show him the case papers which were filed by his wife against him.

He also allegedly threatened the person when he refused to show the papers.

Subsequently, Mr Chakraborty lodged a complain of unauthorised interference in the court's work with West Agartala police station.

After about eight months absconding, Mr Ganguly was arrested from Netaji Chowmuhani area.

He was produced before the court and the West Tripura CJM granted conditional bail, imposing penalty of Rs 15,000, and asked him to report to the police station the following day till the next hearing of the case on July 29.


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