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Lawyers seek contempt proceedings against Mamata

August 16, 2012 13:08 IST

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 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 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 said during a function in the state assembly that there were instances when court judgments had been delivered in exchange for money.

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