[Breaking] Supreme Court summons Maharashtra Assembly Assistant Secretary for contempt, "intimidating" Arnab Goswami

The Secretary has been asked to remain personally present for the next hearing and to explain why contempt of court action should not be initiated against him.
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The Supreme Court on Friday summoned Vilas Athawale, Assistant Secretary, Maharashtra Vidhan Mandal Sachivalaya for allegedly intimidating Republic TV Editor, Arnab Goswami which the court observed was done with the object of deterring Goswami from moving the Supreme Court.

A Bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde took strong exception to a letter written by the Secretary to Goswami on October 13 in which Goswami was allegedly berated for producing before the Supreme Court, the minutes of proceedings sent to him by the Speaker and Privileges Committee of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly in relation to a breach of privilege motion.

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