Ex-judge in soup for anti-Didi comment

Published: 18th August 2012 09:22 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th August 2012 09:22 AM   |  A+A-

Who could safely criticise Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal? Nobody seems to have the answer. From a Jadavpur University professor to a hapless farmer and now a retired judge, all have courted trouble by disapproving with Didi.

Retired Judge of Calcutta High Court and former Lokayukta Justice Samaresh Banerjee is the latest among the so-called victims.

Participating in a regional news channel programme, he condemned the anti-judiciary remark made by the West Bengal Chief Minister in the State Assembly last Tuesday.

And all through Wednesday and Thursday, Banerjee and his wife received obscene calls and threats.

The first caller on Wednesday posed as a journalist from an English newspaper and asked Banerjee about his comments against Mamata Banerjee.

The second one claimed he was calling from the Chief Minister’s Office and was compiling a list of corrupt judges, including Banerjee.The next day, a female voice threatened his wife saying the retired judge had raped his domestic help!

However, a nonchalant Banerjee preferred a police complainant. “I will continue to speak the truth and give my opinion. I have the support of many,” he told Express.

Meanwhile, the police authorities said they have traced the mobile phone numbers from which the calls were made and were trying to ascertain the identity of the callers.Samaresh Banerjee is the only Lokayukta the state ever had.


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