Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has hit out at the judiciary, saying some times court verdicts are purchased.
"At times favourable verdicts are given in return for money. These days, judgments are purchased. There is corruption among a section of the judiciary. I know there can be a defamation suit against me for saying this. But this must be said and I am ready to go to jail for saying so,” she said in the West Bengal Assembly.
Her statement came a day after the West Bengal Human Rights Commission (WBHRC) found the state police guilty of harassing Jadavpur University professor Ambikesh Mahapatra and his neighbour Subrata Sengupta.
Both were arrested by the West Bengal police for allegedly circulating e-mails of a controversial picture collage of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Union Railways Minister Mukul Roy in April.