Plea in SC seeks action against Mamata

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Thu, Aug 16, 2012 18:17 hrs
Mamata remains defiant on 'Paid' judiciary remark

New Delhi: A petitioner moved the Supreme Court Thursday seeking the initiation of contempt of court proceedings against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her allegations of corruption in judiciary.

Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party chairman Bhim Singh urged the apex court to initiate contempt proceedings against Banerjee or take any other legal action.

The petition also sought direction to the central government to make available the entire record of the speeches of Banerjee on alleged corruption in judiciary.

Speaking on the occasion of the state assembly's platinum jubilee celebrations Tuesday, Banerjee alleged corruption among a section of the judiciary.

Her comment on the judiciary came a day after the state human rights commission slapped a Rs.50,000 fine on police for arresting a Jadavpur University professor, Ambikesh Mahapatra, in April for circulating e-mails containing cartoons on the chief minister and other Trinamool Congress leaders.

The chief minister's allegations drew criticism from all quarters, including lawyers and former judges.

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