By: Kanchan Chakraborty
Calcutta High Court Thursday took exception to CM Mamata Banerjee sharing the dais with Trinamool Congress leader who is the prime accused in the Sagar Ghosh killing case and asked the DGP to clarify why no action was taken against him so far.
Referring to a picture published in today’s newspaper, which showed Mamata with Anubrata Mondal, Justice Dipankar Dutta, told the state government pleader Ashoke Banerjee that both the Chief Minister and the judge were constitutional bodies and must have mutual respect for one another.
Justice Dutta said Mondal enjoyed Mamata’s patronage, which is why the DGP did not dare arrest him.
TMC chief said she did not any intention to disrespect the HC as it was a constitutional body. On the previous order passed Monday to the DGP for arresting Mondal, Banerjee argued there were certain political compulsions.
Justice Dutta had on April 7 asked the DGP to act on the alleged inflammatory statements made by Mondal in connection with the murder of Sagar Dutta, an independent panchayat member at Parui on July 2013.
“A political leader told to attack police with bombs and police remains silent. Are we safe in the hand of such police,” Justice Dutta remarked.