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Mamata takes on judiciary, says verdicts are bought

by FP Staff  Aug 14, 2012 17:24 IST

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After accusing a farmer of being a Maoist, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today accused the judiciary of being susceptible to corruption and said verdicts can be bought at times.

Speaking in the West Bengal Assembly, the Chief Minister said that verdicts from courts can sometimes be bought by accused in the case.

Mamata Banerjee has been criticised by many for her working. PTI

"Many times favourable verdicts are given in lieu of money. Why should that happen. This is very unfortunate," she said.

The chief minister, who is no stranger to controversy, said she was willing to go to jail over the issue.

The chief minister's comments came after the state human rights commission criticised the government over the arrest of a professor from Jadavpur University for circulating a cartoon mocking her.

Ironically her decision to question the judiciary comes a day after the farmer she called a "Maoist' was denied bail by a court and sent to judicial custody.