New Delhi, Jul 2 (ILNS) The All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for removing Tushar Mehta from the post of Solicitor General of India over his alleged meeting with BJP MLA Suvendu Adhikari, an accused in Narada and Saradha chit fund cases.
TMC leaders write to PM Modi for removing Tushar Mehta from the post of the Solicitor General of India over his alleged meeting with BJP MLA Suvendu Adhikari who is an accused in Narada & Saradha chit fund cases & Mehta appears for CBI in these cases.
The letter, written by AITC leaders, cited various news reports and videos, showing Mr Adhikari, an accused in various offences being investigated by CBI and ED and a politician belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party, meeting Mr Mehta at the latter’s residence.
According to the letter, tweets have also been circulated on social media by prominent personalities questioning such a meeting between Mr Adhikari and Mr Mehta, which took place subsequent to a meeting of Mr Adhikari with Home Minister Amit Shah.
It said, “Suvendu Adhikari is an accused in various criminal cases of cheating, illegal gratification and bribery. Two such matters are:
1. Narada Case, being investigated by the CBI and ED, where Mr Adhikari was seen taking bribes in a sting operation. Mr Mehta is representing CBI in the Narada case before the Supreme Court and the High Court.
2. Saradha Chit Fund Case, being investigated by the CB and ED, where Sudipta Sen the prime accused, had written multiple lettens levying grave allegations against Suvendu Adhikari.
“The Solicitor General has advised and appeared for CBI in the case also”, the letter read.
The letter said that the Solicitor General of India is the second-highest law officer of the Country after the Attorney General of India and advises the Government of India and its various organs in crucial legal matters such as Narada and Sarada cases. Such meeting between an accused in grave offences, with the Solicitor General who is advising such investigating agencies by whom the said accused is being investigated, is in direct conflict of interest with the statutory duties of the Solicitor General of India.
The letter alleged that such a meeting has been organised to influence the outcome of matters where Suvendu Adhikari is an accused, using the high offices of the Solicitor General. We state that the act of the Solicitor General to provide an opportunity of audience to Suvendu Adhikari not only reeks of impropriety but also raises the question of integrity, and taints the post occupied by the Solicitor General.
“In order to avoid any doubt in the mind of the public at large, as to the integrity and neutrality of the office of the Solicitor General of India, we approach you to initiate necessary steps for removal of the Tushar Mehta from the post of the Solicitor General of India”, the letter stated. ILNS/AP/RJ