Calcutta, Feb 8 (PTI): West Bengal's Advocate-General Anindya Mitra has resigned, state Law minister Chandrima Bhattacharya said on Friday..
Mitra was replaced by Bimal Chatterjee on the instruction of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, she said.
The Advocate General is the state’s chief legal advisor.
A copy of the Advocate-General ‘sresignation letter was sent to the chief minister and it was accepted, Bhattacharya told reporters in the state secretariat here.
Asked for the reason of Mitra's resignation, she said the state government was not aware of it.
Bhattacharya also replied in the negative when asked if there was any complaint that Mitra was not provided with proper evidences and documents in major legal cases he was dealing with.
There was no complaint of non-cooperation with Mitra by any state government department, the minister said, adding that the state government had no problem with him.
A copy of his resignation was also sent to Governor MK Narayanan.