Lawyers to boycott High Court Judge in Kolkata


In a rare move, government-empanelled lawyers at the Calcutta High Court Monday told Justice Samapti Chattopadhyay that they will henceforth not attend her court.

Additional Government Pleader Bhaskar Baishya told Justice Chattopadhyay, soon after she entered the courtroom for holding hearing of cases, that government-empanelled lawyers have resolved not to attend her court.

“The way the judge is heckling government lawyers during hearing of various cases, it is not possible for us to attend her court,” Baishya, also the chairman of Trinamool Congress Lawyers’ Cell, told media outside the courtroom.

Justice Chattopadhyay had made some caustic comments against the West Bengal government last week over conducting of confidence votes in some civic bodies in the state.

Baishya said that the government-empanelled lawyers have written to Advocate General Kishore Dutta for forwarding the letter about their resolution not to attend Justice Chattopadhyay’s court to the Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court.

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