Kolkata:  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 alleged comments against the judiciary on August 14.

Mamata slammed for attacking judiciary
     
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 that 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.
    
The feisty Trinamool Congress supremo on Tuesday had alleged inside the West Bengal Assembly that there were instances when court judgements have been "delivered for money" and that there was corruption in a section of judiciary.

The controversial remarks made by Banerjee soon invited criticism from the political as well as the judicial corridors.

JPN/Agencies

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