West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said the government is eager to inaugurate of the much-awaited Jalpaiguri circuit bench of Calcutta High Court but institution of cases have stalled the event.
Cases have been instituted in Calcutta High Court questioning the inauguration of the circuit bench in a temporary structure.
"We are willing to inagurate the bench. But somebody has instituted cases against it at the Calcutta High Court. The court has to decide it. It's now sub judice," Banerjee told reporters here.
A petition was moved before the high court on July 26 questioning the propriety of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's recent announcement that the circuit bench at Jalpaiguri will be inaugurated on August 17.
Banerjee and a former Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court Justice J N Patel had laid the foundation stone for the circuit bench in September 2012. The circuit bench is to come up on 40 acres given by the state government for the purpose.
The circuit bench is a long standing demand of north Bengal residents.
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