HC dismisses contempt case against 3 CPI(M) leaders

Last Updated: Friday, March 26, 2010 - 16:33

Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court Friday
dismissed a contempt case against three CPI(M) leaders saying
proper procedure was followed while filing the case.

A division bench of the High Court, comprising Justice
Bhaskar Bhattacharya and Justice Prosenjit Mondal, discharged
the contempt rule against Biman Bose, Benoy Konar and Shyamal
Chakraborty filed by High Court Bar Association and Bar
Library club saying in doing so proper procedure was not
followed.

It was also observed that newspaper reports were cited
in favour of the case, but those newspapers were not made
party to the case.

The Bar Association and the Bar Library Club moved the
High Court on November 24, 2009, praying for suo motu contempt
against the three CPI(M) leaders for making derogatory remarks
against the judiciary at a public rally in the city for
observing on November 16, 2007 that the police firing in
Nandigram (on March 14, 2007), in which 14 persons were
killed, was unconstitutional and also for its ordering a CBI
probe.

The next day, the three CPI(M) leaders attacked the
Judiciary accusing it of bias for ordering the state
government to pay compensation to the victims of the police
firing in Nandigram.

It was also observed that newspaper reports were cited
in favour of the case, but those newspapers were not made
party to the case.

The Bar Association and the Bar Library Club moved the
High Court on November 24, 2009, praying for suo motu contempt
against the three CPI(M) leaders for making derogatory remarks
against the judiciary at a public rally in the city for
observing on November 16, 2007 that the police firing in
Nandigram (on March 14, 2007), in which 14 persons were
killed, was unconstitutional and also for its ordering a CBI
probe.

The next day, the three CPI(M) leaders attacked the
Judiciary accusing it of bias for ordering the state
government to pay compensation to the victims of the police
firing in Nandigram.



First Published: Friday, March 26, 2010 - 16:33

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