Calcutta HC refuses to start suo motu proceedings against Mamata
A section of lawyers on Thursday moved the Calcutta high court seeking suo motu contempt proceedings against West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee for her comments against the judiciary on August 14. A division bench, comprising Chief Justice JN Patel and Justice Joymalyo Bagchi, related stories
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 KJ Sengupta who said that he would hear the matter at 2pm.
Banerjee had said during a function in the state Assembly that there were instances when court judgements had been delivered for money.