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Chief Justice of Bombay High Court  Dipankar Dutta can be summoned as a witness in a contempt case initiated by him against a Lawyer. Division bench headed by Chief Justice T. B. Radhakrishnan, with Justice Sanjib Banerjee while granting four weeks time to file reply appointed Advocate General as an Amicus to assist the Court. Counsel for Respondent Lawyer informed the Court that they want to file preliminary objection about maintainability of the contempt proceedings.                         While speaking to the media Mr. Ojha said; “ Since action under sec.14 of the Contempt of Court’s Act, 1971 was not taken on the spot and the Lawyer was allowed to leave the court hall, then subsequently  court is prohibited from taking cognizance and issuing show cause notice and proceedings are vitiated as per Calcutta High Court’s own Judgment in Manisha Mukharjee’s case. If proceeding goes further then the respondent Lawyer is having right to produce witnesses to prove his innocence and also t