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Calcutta HC Admits “Contempt” Petition Moved Against Judge of State Consumer Forum For Resisting PBT President, Dr. Kunal Saha, To Plead For Victims of Medical Negligence

A new “Contempt of Court” application was moved on April 4, 2022 by PBT president, Dr. Kunal Saha, against Mrs. Dipa Sen (Maity), a sitting judge and non-judicial member of the West Bengal Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (WBCDRC) in Kolkata for causing obstruction to Dr. Saha who came from his resident in USA to appear and argue on behalf of victims of medical negligence. In 2019, large groups of advocates at WBCDRC heckled and obstructed Dr. Saha from representing victims whose cases were pending before the state consumer forum. Dr. Saha moved a writ petition against this obstruction and Calcutta High Court passed a final judgment in 2021 holding categorically that Dr. Saha has fundamental right to help victims of medical nCal HC Order (April 4, 2022) CC-20-22 Contempt

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