[BREAKING] Months after AG denying consent, Supreme Court registers suo motu Contempt case against Rajdeep Sardesai for tweets criticising court

The case was registered by the Supreme Court despite the fact that Attorney General KK Venugopal had earlier refused to grant consent to the initiation of contempt proceedings against Sardesai.
Rajdeep Sardesai and Supreme Court
Rajdeep Sardesai and Supreme Court

In a significant development mirroring the contempt case initiated against Advocate Prashant Bhushan last year, the Supreme Court has registered a suo motu criminal contempt case against journalist Rajdeep Sardesai for his August 2020 tweets critiquing the judiciary.

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