Justice Soumitra Sen resigned before his accusation motion.

Soumitra SenKolkata: Justice Soumitra Sen of the Calcutta high court resigned on Thursday, 5 days before his accusation motion was to taken up in the Lok Sabha.

In his letter to the President, Justice Sen has said that since Rajya Sabha has determined in its wisdom that he should not persist as a judge, he is resigning and wants to live as a common citizen, his lawyer Subhash Bhattacharya said.

“I have put in my papers today,” said Justice Sen, against whom the Rajya Sabha has approved an accusation motion.

He said that “I have decided not to go to the Lok Sabha and instead put in my papers. I have sent my resignation to President Pratibha Patil and a copy of it to the Lok Sabha Speaker.”

The Rajya Sabha had on August 18 devastatingly approved the impeachment motion against Justice Sen.

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