Calcutta High Court judge launches a contempt case against lawyers, the bar association resolves to boycott his court

The Calcutta High Court’s Justice Rajasekhar Mantha initiated contempt proceedings against a group of unnamed lawyers on Tuesday for “obstructing delivery of justice” in his courtroom the previous day, ostensibly in protest of an order granting “blanket protection” from arrest to BJP’s Nandigram MLA Suvendu Adhikari. As the impasse carried on, a general body meeting…

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Lawyers shut out a judge from hearing a case involving a BJP MLA’s’shield.’

Calcutta high court – Lawyers questioning a Calcutta high court judge’s order granting BJP legislator Suvendu Adhikari “blanket protection” from arrest on Monday blocked access to his courtroom for around 90 minutes, calling him a “disgrace” and forcing even Chief Justice Prakash Shrivastava to leave the premises until the commotion died down. The build-up to…

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