New Delhi (ILNS): On a fresh tweet by stand up Comedian Kunal Kamra allegedly passing derogatory comments at Chief Justice SA Bobde, the Attorney General KK Venugopal has given his consent to initiate criminal contempt proceedings against kamra.
The consent to initiate criminal contempt proceedings against Kamra was sought by Advocate Anuj Singh.
The AG granting consent said “The depiction of the two fingers, with the legend that he means the middle one, is to deliberately insult the Chief Justice of India which would equally be an insult to the Supreme Court of India itself, which the Chief Justice heads. The said tweet is grossly vulgar and obnoxious, and I have no doubt Justice heads. The said tweet is 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 institution of the Supreme Court of India itself. In view of the above, I accordingly grant consent under Section 15 of the Contempt of Courts Act, 1975.”
Karma from his official twitter handle on November 18, sharing a photo displaying two fingers tweeted “One of these 2 fingers is for CJI Arvind Bobde… ok let me not confuse you it’s the middle one.”