The Calcutta High Court on Monday refused to take suo motu cognizance of an 'urgent motion' seeking initiation of contempt of court proceedings against Trinamool Congress leader Abhishek Banerjee for remarks that could impact the 'majesty of the judiciary.'.A Bench of Chief Justice TS Sivagnanam and Justice Hiranmay Bhattacharyya said it cannot take suo motu cognizance of the motion moved by Senior Advocate Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya. Instead, it asked the lawyer to either file a petition or mention the matter before a larger bench, which is already dealing with contempt proceedings against persons who had put up objectionable posters against Justice Rajasekhar Mantha.Seeking an urgent hearing, Bhattacharya said, "One person (Banerjee) who engaged in 'postering' against milord Justice Mantha, is now on record, claiming that High Court is giving protection to antisocial elements. He has directly blamed this Court for the killings (during the poll violence). This is an urgent motion as the utterances are affecting the majesty of the institution.".Bhattacharya further told the Bench that he would not had moved the instant motion if a professor of national eminence and also the State's former Advocate General had not 'requested' him to highlight the issue."I can say that mafia leaders cannot shake the confidence of common people against the High Court. Therefore, this Court must take suo motu cognisance of these scathing and scandalous remarks. This will shake the conscience of the Court," the Senior Advocate submitted..Having heard the Bhattacharya, the Bench asked him to file a petition. To this suggested, he responded"Milords, for filing a petition we have to come through the Advocate General. We don’t want to come through the AG. Thus, this request for taking suo motu cognizance."The Bench, however, refused to accept the request and advised the advocate to move the bench that is dealing with contempt proceedings in the poster incident.