New Delhi, December 18
The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday issued notices to standup comedian Kunal Kamra and comic artist Rachita Taneja on separate petitions seeking initiation of criminal contempt proceedings against them for scandalising the judiciary.
A Bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan asked them to respond to the petitions in six weeks and explain why criminal contempt proceedings shouldn’t be initiated against them. The Bench, however, said the contemnors needn’t appear before it in person. The petitions against Kamra and Taneja were filed after Attorney General KK Venugopal gave his consent to initiate criminal contempt of court proceedings against the two. They had allegedly insinuated the SCafter it gave bail to Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami in an abetment to suicide case. — TNS