Calcutta, Sept. 27: Calcutta High Court today ended the hearing of a case demanding that a contempt rule be issued suo motu against chief minister Mamata Banerjee for her alleged comments against the judiciary but did not deliver its verdict.
A division bench of Justices K.J. Sengupta and Ashim Kumar Mondal heard the matter. Justice Sengupta said: “This court will study the issue in detail to decide whether it has the jurisdiction to issue contempt rule against the chief minister for allegedly making the comment.”
Barristers Hirak Mitra and Ranjan Dev, who were appointed amici curiae (friends of the court), today submitted that the court had the right to issue the contempt rule.
“We have studied all the leading newspapers and compared the news with the clippings of (the) electronic media. Contents of both the media are the same. So the court can issue contempt rule against the chief minister,” Mitra said.