Attorney General KK Venugopal says about former Judge there's no intention to bring down judiciary.


Panasam Akshara | Delhi HC | July 14, 2022

Attorney General KK Venugopal has refused to sanction to initiate contempt proceedings against former Delhi High Court judge S N Dhingra and two other for criticising Supreme Court over its oral observations in BJP leader Nupur Sharma case.In a letter advocate C R Jaya Sukin had sought the Attorney General's consent to initiate proceedings against Dhingra,former additional solicitor general Aman Lekhi and Senior advocate K Rama Kumar for calling Apex Court's observation irresponsible, illegal and unfair.Venugopal says the statements given by them are neither vituperative or abusive nor were interfering with administration of Justice by Supreme Court.He added,'I have gone through the request to initiate contempt proceedings and I find that the statements made by them,who are in realm of fair comments on a hearing conducted by the Apex Court.It can be noted that Supreme Court in many judgements held that fair and reasonable criticism of judicial proceedings would not constitute contempt '.Venugopal says, he's not satisfied with the criticism made by three named in the letter was with malice or attempt to impair administration of justice or attempt to bring down judiciary,In a circumstances he accordingly has declined the consent to initiate proceedings to criminal Contempt of the Supreme Court '.Vacation bench of Justice Surya Kant and J B Pardiwala on July 1 severely reprimanded Sharma for her comments against Prophet Muhammad , saying her loose tongue has set entire nation on fite and she is single handedly responsible for what is happening in the country.And refused to club her FIRs the bench said that the comments was made either for cheap publicity, political agenda or some nefarious activities.

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