Uncalled for, but not contempt: AG KK Venugopal declines consent for contempt against Digvijaya Singh over tweets against UP's SSF
"I have given careful consideration to the two tweets. The statements are wholly uncalled for. However, I do not believe that they merit action for criminal contempt", AG Venugopal has opined.
Uncalled for, but not contempt: AG KK Venugopal declines consent for contempt against Digvijaya Singh over tweets against UP's SSF
RS Member from the Congress Party, Digvijaya SinghThe Week

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,

"I am in receipt of your request for consent to initiate action for criminal contempt against Shri Digvijaya Singh on his twitter page. I am proceeding on the basis that the tweets referred to have actually been made by Shri Digvijaya Singh. I have given careful consideration to the two tweets. The statements are wholly uncalled for. However, I do not believe that they merit action for criminal contempt."
Attorney General KK Venugopal

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.

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