News Daily Digital Desk: Interviews in the press while working. Open discussion on multiple pending issues. Turning to target the ruling party! Calcutta High Court Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay (Justice Abhijit Ganguly) An interview given to a private TV channel is now at the center of state politics practice. Senior Trinamool MP Sougata Roy raised questions about the role of the judge, even though he did not directly object to the interview.
The MP of Dumdum (Dumdum Parliament) said in reference to Justice Gangopadhyay’s interview, ‘Judges are not above justice. Judges have also been impeached in our country before.’ When asked whether it is right to interview the judge in public like this, Saugatababu said, “The people of the country will judge whether what he is saying is right or not.” While taunting him about the judge’s interview, Sougat turned around and supported his observations about the CBI. His statement, ‘The judge did not say that the CBI is a smoke tulsi leaf. He said, he gave these instructions thinking that it might be better to give it to the CBI.
[আরও পড়ুন: সহপাঠীদের স্নানের ভিডিও করতে ধৃত ছাত্রীকে চাপ দিত প্রেমিক! চণ্ডীগড় ভিডিও কাণ্ডে প্রকাশ্যে নয়া তথ্য]
In fact, in Monday’s interview, Justice Gangopadhyay made a number of comments, which are related to the matter under consideration. He said, ‘There has been rampant corruption in the state in the last few years.’ Justice Gangopadhyay’s response to Abhishek Banerjee’s comments on the judiciary was, ‘I thought I would call him and throw him in jail for three months.’ In view of Justice Gangopadhyay’s comment, Sougat once again said, “I said that judges are not above justice. Earlier, we have gone through the process of impeaching many judges.”
[আরও পড়ুন: জানা নেই হিন্দি, মহিলার সিট বদলালো ইন্ডিগো, বিমান সংস্থার বিরুদ্ধে সরব তেলেঙ্গানার মন্ত্রী]
In fact, after the long interview of the judge was aired on Monday night, there has been a strong debate among the public, whether a judge can make such comments on a case pending in his court on a TV channel while working. Legislators are also ambivalent about this. Several senior lawyers of the Calcutta High Court commented, “After independence, no judge has ever set such a precedent by speaking directly to the media. After that, what will happen if the aspirants open their mouths against the judicial system?” Arunabh Ghosh, president of the High Court Bar Association, claimed, “According to the instructions and guidelines of the Supreme Court, a working judge cannot give an interview to the media like this.” High Court Bar Vice-President Kallol Mondal said, “If a judge comments on the good of the society, then it is not a bad thing. But, if you make controversial comments, say something bad, so that someone gets hurt, then it is definitely reprehensible.”