November 21, 2020 2:11:52 am
Legal professional basic Ok Ok Venugopal has granted his consent to provoke contempt proceedings towards slapstick comedian Kunal Kamra in reference to a tweet he posted on Chief Justice of India S A Bobde on November 18.
The consent got here on a request made by Allahabad-based Advocate Anuj Singh.
Granting consent below Part 15 of the Contempt of Courts Act, Venugopal wrote the tweet was “grossly vulgar and obnoxious”.
“…and I’ve little doubt that it will are inclined to decrease the authority of the Supreme Courtroom of India in addition to undermine the arrogance that the litigant public have within the institute of the Supreme Courtroom itself,” he wrote.
On November 12, Venugopal had granted his consent for initiation of legal contempt of court docket proceedings towards Kamra for his tweets on the Supreme Courtroom the day earlier than. Kamra had posted the tweets the day a trip bench of the court docket granted interim bail to Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami in an alleged abetment to suicide case.
The consent adopted a number of letters of requests to the AG, together with these from Shrirang Katneshwarkar, a regulation scholar from Aurangabad; Rizwan Siddiquee, an advocate; and Pune-based attorneys Amey Abhay Sirsikar and Abhishek Sharad Raskar.
“I’ve gone by means of every one of many tweets which you will have annexed for consent to proceed by means of legal contempt towards Sh. Kunal Kamra. The tweets which I’m extracting beneath usually are not solely in unhealthy style however clearly cross the road between humour and contempt of the court docket,” Venugopal had then stated.
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