State BJP chief Dilip Ghosh said on Tuesday that “people have no faith in the courts of West Bengal” and “the hands of judges too tremble when they are about to deliver judgments”.
He made the comment when asked whether the BJP would move court for a CBI probe into the death of Hemtabad MLA Debendra Nath Roy.
“Ekhankar, Poschim Banglar court-eyr opor toh bhorsha nei manusheyr. Karon dineyr por din case-eyr shunanio hoyna, case otheyo na. Aar judgment ditey geley judge-deyr haatho knepey jaay. Sheijonyo ekhaney kono bhorsha nei (Here, the people have no faith in the courts of West Bengal. Because day after day, cases don’t even get a hearing, the cases don’t even come up. And the hands of judges too tremble when they are about to deliver judgments. That is why there is no faith here),” said Ghosh.
Several senior lawyers — including those who are opposed to the BJP — said Ghosh’s comments were not in contempt of court. “In strictest terms, the statement is not contempt of court. But definitely disrespectful,” said senior lawyer and CPM MP Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharyya.