Criticism of Supreme Court docket: A-G nod to contempt proceedings towards portal editor

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Legal professional Common Okay Okay Venugopal on Monday granted consent to provoke contempt of courtroom proceedings towards Ajeet Bharti, editor of the newsportal, over a video crucial of the Supreme Court docket and judges.

“I discover that the contents of the video which has been watched by about 1.7 lakh viewers are vituperative, gross and extremely derogatory to the Supreme Court docket of India and the judiciary as an entire being clearly meant to denigrate the courts. The allegations made by Mr Ajeet Bharti towards the Supreme Court docket are, amongst different issues, of bribery, favouritism and abuse of energy,” the A-G mentioned in his letter granting consent.

The A-G referred to a few of Bharti’s remarks, together with one the place he mentioned “the Supreme Court docket was proven its actual place by Prashant Bhushan, all on the expense of Rs 1” and the place he spoke about judges withdrawing from listening to “Mamata Banerjee’s case” and mentioned “no matter might need been the motive behind the making of those scurrilous statements, it was apparent that the speaker who is sort of educated would have recognized that the consequence could be to draw the contempt jurisdiction of the Supreme Court docket…”

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