Calcutta, Sept. 17: Calcutta High Court will hear on September 26 a case against Mamata Banerjee for alleged adverse comments on the judiciary.
The division bench of Justices K.J. Sengupta and A.K. Mondal today ordered the editors of three TV channels to submit video clippings showing the chief minister’s statement.
“This court also wants to know if journalists have the right to report the remarks that ministers make casually in a programme. We also want to know whether the media has the right to publish comments the judges make casually in the court during hearing of cases,” Justice Sengupta said.
Barrister Samaraditya Pal, who appeared for a news channel, told the court he could submit documents detailing journalists’ rights in this regard. The bench said he could submit them on September 26.
A milk trader in Nadia hacked his daughter to death on the road in front of his home on finding her in the house of a youth with whom she allegedly was in a relationship.
Police said the 18-year-old girl was pinned to ground by her brother and uncle while the father hacked her with a sickle, the incident taking place in front of at least 50 villagers of Nakashipara..
The plan was placed today before the central development commissioner (handicrafts), Shiv Shankar Gupta, during Shilpotsov, where he was the chief guest.