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Comedian Kunal Kamra faces contempt fees after posting tweets about SC – India News , Firstpost

One of the letters looking for Attorney General’s consent for initiation of contempt proceedings towards Kunal Kamra claims that the comic has allegedly tried to decrease the Supreme Court’s authority by way of his tweets after the apex court docket had granted interim bail to Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami.

Kunal Kamra | Image from Twitter

Attorney General Ok Ok Venugopal Thursday granted consent for initiation of contempt proceedings towards humorist Kunal Kamra for his tweets which allegedly criticised the Supreme Court.

“The tweets which I am extracting below are not only in bad taste but clearly cross the line tween humour and contempt of the court”, mentioned Venugopal in his letter to one of many candidates who had sought consent of the highest legislation officer for initiation of contempt proceedings towards Kamra.

“I therefore grant consent to proceed by way of initiating contempt proceedings against Kunal Kamra,” Venugopal mentioned in his letter.

In one of many letters looking for Attorney General’s consent for initiation of contempt proceedings towards Kamra, three legal professionals have claimed that he allegedly tried to “lower the authority of the Supreme Court of India” by way of his tweets after the apex court docket had granted interim bail to Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami.

One of the legal professionals, Mumbai-based Riswan Siddiquee sought the AG’s consent to provoke legal contempt of court docket proceedings towards Kamra. Siddiquee additionally delivered to the fore {that a} image posted by the comic was a morphed picture of the Supreme Court constructing.

(With inputs from Press Trust of India)

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