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Attorney General Grants Consent for Contempt Proceedings Against Kunal Kamra for Tweets 'Critical' of SC

Kunal Kamra.

Kunal Kamra.

In one of the letters seeking the AG's consent, three lawyers claimed that Kamra allegedly attempted to lower the authority of the Supreme Court through tweets after the court granted interim bail to Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami.

Attorney General KK Venugopal on Thursday granted consent for initiation of contempt proceedings against stand-up comic artist Kunal Kamra for his tweets allegedly criticising the Supreme Court.

"The tweets which I am extracting below are not only in bad taste but clearly cross the line between humour and contempt of the court," said Venugopal in his letter to one of the applicants who had sought consent of the top law officer for initiation of contempt proceedings against Kamra. "I therefore grant consent to proceed by way of initiating contempt proceedings against Kunal Kamra, Venugopal said in his letter."

In one of the letters seeking Attorney General's consent for initiation of contempt proceedings against Kamra, three lawyers have claimed that he allegedly attempted to lower the authority of the Supreme Court of India through his tweets after the apex court had granted interim bail to Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami.

first published:November 12, 2020, 18:20 IST