A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking contempt of court proceedings against Rajdeep Sardesai
Bengaluru: Rajdeep Sardesai finds himself in trouble as a petition has ben filed in the top court, seeking contempt of court proceedings against him.
The petitioners have also approached Attorney General KK Venugopal for initiating contempt proceedings against him.
Further the petition states that Rajdeep Sardesai's tweets show that these were "not only a cheap stunt of Publicity among people but a deliberate attempt to spread hatred in form of Anti India campaign."
Reports add that the tweets against the top court in relation to Prashant Bhushan have angered the petitioners. Though it is not clear as to which of these tweets are under question, it is speculated that the following tweets are being concentrated on.
More on @pbhushan1 case: FYI: Sec 67 of IPC stipulates - if fine < Rs. 50/- ,imprisonment can’t exceed 2 months. SC has given 3 months.
SC has no authority to debar practice - 5 Judge Bench ruling of SC in VC Misra’s case. Why can’t SC just apologise and be done with it!
Breaking: @pbhushan1 held guilty of contempt by SC, sentence to be pronounced on August 20.. this even as habeas corpus petitions of those detained in Kashmir for more than a year remain pending!
Breaking: @pbhushan1 held guilty of contempt by SC, sentence to be pronounced on August 20.. this even as habeas corpus petitions of those detained in Kashmir for more than a year remain pending! 🙏
Am told @TwitterIndia has already agreed to delete the tweets even before @pbhushan1 can file his response! So much for free speech. Now, if only twitter and the courts would act against the real hate mongers!
As the court studies the petition on its merits, it has also punished far-left leaning Prashant Bhushan for his contempt. The court found him guilty as he had put out tweets, trying to besmirch the reputation of the top institution. But the court also gave him sufficient time and repeated opportunities to apologise, but he didn’t.
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Last Updated Sep 10, 2020, 7:39 PM IST