04 May 04:
The Burdwan District Bar Association today withheld the
decision of the district court's lawyers' decision of boycotting
the Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate, Somnath Mukherjee. Earlier
on 29.04.04 the lawyers of the Burdwan District court boycotted
the magistrate on the grounds of `unfair judicial
The Vice-President of the Burdwan District Bar Association,
Biswajit Das informed, "the association has passed a
resolution today afternoon supporting the lawyers' decision of
boycotting the SDJM for indefinite time. He often accepts the plea
of the lawyer at the court while hearing, but passes a completely
different order to reject the plea while finalising it at his
chamber. We feel he changes his mind in the chamber due to some
pressure from other sources. His such action prevents the lawyer
to place his rejected plea to higher judicial officers next day."
He also added, "we believe that, either he doesn't know the
law or he is intentionally behaving so due to some external
The association has forwarded copies of its resolution to the
Chief Justice of the state high court & the District Judge,
Burdwan for their information.
This indefinite boycott of the SDJM has brought forward a question
mark on the judgement of the pending cases at his court.