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Attorney General KK Venugopal has decline to grant consent to initiate criminal contempt of court proceedings against Congress Rajya Sabha MP, Digvijaya Singh over his tweets criticising the creation of a Special Security Force by the Uttar Pradesh Government.
The two tweets, posted on September 15, stated (loosely translated):
"In Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Aditya Nath has formed the SSF (Special Security Force) in which police can raid someone's house without any warrant, arrest anyone and without the permission of the government, no one in the court Can go. 1/2
Does the Indian Constitution allow such a law? Will the country's judiciary consider such a law unconstitutional? Or will you decide in favor of the government under pressure?"
Responding to a letter seeking the initiation of contempt of court by Advocate Suman Sudan over these tweets, the Attorney General has responded,
Sundan had termed the tweets as constituting serious scandalous allegations upon the dignity and sanctity of the Supreme Court and its judgments.
The tweets had hurt the sentiments and have the potential to shake the faith of the country in the justice delivery system, he had added, also remarking that Singh's conduct was potentially detrimental and may misguide and deviate the public into a state of lawlessness.