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By: Express News Service | New Delhi | November 21, 2020 2:11:52 am Stand-up comic Kumal Kamra. (File)Attorney common Okay Okay Venugopal has granted his consent to provoke contempt proceedings towards humorist 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 underneath Section 15 of the Contempt of Courts Act, Venugopal wrote the tweet was “grossly vulgar and obnoxious”.
“…and I have no doubt that it would tend to lower the authority of the Supreme Court of India as well as undermine the confidence that the litigant public have in the institute of the Supreme Court itself,” he wrote.
On November 12, Venugopal had granted his consent for initiation of legal contempt of courtroom proceedings towards Kamra for his tweets on the Supreme Court the day earlier than. Kamra had posted the tweets the day a trip bench of the courtroom 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 legislation scholar from Aurangabad; Rizwan Siddiquee, an advocate; and Pune-based legal professionals Amey Abhay Sirsikar and Abhishek Sharad Raskar.
“I have gone through each one of the tweets which you have annexed for consent to proceed by way of criminal contempt against Sh. Kunal Kamra. The tweets which I am extracting below are not only in bad taste but clearly cross the line between humour and contempt of the court,” Venugopal had then stated. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click right here to affix our channel (@indianexpress) and keep up to date with the newest headlines For all the newest India News, obtain Indian Express App. © The Indian Express (P) Ltd

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