September 27, 2012 · 0 Comments
The West Bengal Chief Minister had earlier alleged that the judiciary can be influenced and its decisions can be bought.
The court had directed some private TV news channels to hand over video clippings that showed the Trinamool Congress leader making adverse remarks about the judiciary.
Mamata had made the comments, while addressing the State Assembly and said that she was ready to go to jail for the same.
Slamming the judiciary, Mamata said in the state Assembly that its verdicts could be bought.
At times favourable verdicts are given in return for money. These days, judgements are purchased. There is corruption among a section of the judiciary. I know there can be a defamation suit against me for saying this. But this must be said and I am ready to go to jail for saying so,” she had said.
She had made the remarks after the state’s Human Rights Commission, which is headed by a former Supreme Court judge, ordered her to pay Rs 50,000 each to a professor of the Jadavpur University and his friend after they were arrested in April this year for making caricatures of the Chief Minister which they circulated through their official email.
By Web Editor