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Court orders can be bought, claims Mamata Banerjee

India TV News Desk September 23, 2012 13:47 IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi, Aug 16: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee once again stirred a controversy by claiming that court orders can be bought as a section of the judiciary was corrupt.

"At times favourable verdicts are given in return for money. There are instances when judgments have been purchased. There is corruption among a section of the judiciary. I know there can be a case against me for saying this. But this must be said and I am ready to go to jail for saying so," claimed Mamata Banerjee. Mamata was addressing a seminar on 75th anniversary Of Bengal assembly.

Raising questions overĀ  the rationality of judicial commissions, she said, "There have been so many judicial commissions set up but where is the result? So much money is spent on these commissions but the only thing they do is talk to higher officials and do nothing".

While making these remarks Mamata conveniently forgot the fact that she herself had set up many judicial commissions including the one set up to probe Kolkata's AMRI Hospital fire.