Mamata Banerjee fined 5 lakh rupees by Calcutta High Court

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  • Tried to keep the court in the shadow of suspicion
  • Mamata Banerjee fined 5 lakh rupees
  • The judge withdrew from the hearing of the case.

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has been fined 5 lakh rupees by the Kolkata High Court in the Nandigram electoral case. Following sentencing, Judge Kaushik Chanda withdrew from the case. The High Court was hearing a petition filed by a Suwedu official against his electoral victory in Nandigram.

The High Court has fined the Chief Minister for trying to keep Mamata Banerjee in the shadow of suspicion. The High Court also found that Mamata Banerjee had violated her constitutional responsibilities. While considering the case, Judge Kaushik Chanda said that there was a deliberate attempt to smear the judge.

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Mamata Banerjee’s lawyer had asked Judge Kaushik Chanda to withdraw from the hearing of the case due to differences of interest. This is behind the criticism from the High Court. Judge Kaushik Chanda said he was withdrawing from hearing the case after criticizing Mamata Banerjee.

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Previously, the Calcutta High Court had written to the Chief Justice requesting the transfer of Mamata’s case to another court, alleging that Judge Kaushik Chanda had ties to the BJP. It was June 16. The letter said that the judge was likely to make favorable decisions against the defendant, as he was associated with the BJP.

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