Plea earlier than AG seeks consent for initiating contempt motion in opposition to Swara Bhaskar


New Delhi, August 17

Attorney General Ok Ok Venugopal’s consent was sought on Monday to provoke felony contempt proceedings in opposition to Bollywood actress Swara Bhaskar for her alleged “derogatory and scandalous” statements in opposition to the Supreme Court on its verdict within the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case of Ayodhya.

The plea has alleged that Bhaskar made these statements at a panel dialogue on February 1, 2020 organised by ‘Mumbai Collective’.

It claimed that Bhaskar had made “derogatory and scandalous” statements in opposition to the courts within the nation and talked about the Ayodhya case judgement.

The consent of both the Attorney General or the Solicitor General is important beneath part 15 of the Contempt of Courts Act 1971, for initiating contempt proceedings in opposition to an individual.

“The petition intends to initiate criminal contempt proceedings against Swara Bhaskar for passing derogatory and scandalous statement in context of the Supreme Court of India on February 1, 2020 at a panel discussion organised by ‘Mumbai Collective’,” mentioned advocate Mahek Maheshwari, who together with legal professionals Anuj Saxena and Prakash Sharma, has filed the plea.

A five-judge structure bench of the apex court docket had on November 9 final 12 months delivered a unanimous verdict paving the best way for development of Ram Temple on the disputed website at Ayodhya and had directed the Centre to allot a five-acre plot to the Sunni Waqf Board for constructing a mosque. — PTI



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