statesman news service
Kolkata, 8 July
CPI-M MLA from Pandabeshwar, Mr Gouranga Chatterjee, is free to lodge an FIR against those who assaulted him within the state Assembly on 11 December last year. Justice Dipankar Dutta of Calcutta High Court today granted him that liberty.
He can also lodge a complaint at an appropriate forum about alleged medical negligence towards him by doctors at SSKM hospital, where he went for treatment, and if such a forum upheld the charges, a writ petition can be moved against the  doctors.
Mr Chatterjee had moved a writ petition seeking the court’s intervention and action against the doctors who had declared him medically fit, but after which a private nursing home advised him to conduct a
CT-scan.
“The court has no jurisdiction to interfere into the matter,” said  advocate general, Mr Bimal  Chatterjee, who had opposed the petition. “The entire incident occurred within the state Assembly, where only the Speaker has the power to act,” it was further submitted.
Speaker Biman Banerjee said, “I would comment only after getting a copy of the order. What happened at SSKM Hospital is beyond my jurisdiction, but I acceded to the MLA&’s request when he wanted to get treatment at AIIMS.”