Thursday, August 16, 2012

Attack on judiciary: Lawyers file contempt petition against Mamata Banerjee

A section of lawyers today moved the Calcutta High Court seeking suo motu contempt proceedings against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her alleged comments against the judiciary on August 14.
A division Bench, comprising Chief Justice J N Patel and Justice Joymalyo Bagchi, refused to start suo motu proceedings against Banerjee after the matter was mentioned before it.
The division bench instead asked the lawyers to move a petition if they wanted to.
The Bench also observed that they were her personal comments and that the court was not perturbed by such comments.
A section of lawyers also moved the court of Justice K J Sengupta who said that he would hear the matter at 2 pm.
Banerjee had allegedly commented during a function in the state Assembly that there were instances when court judgements had been delivered for money.

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