Two lawyers seek initiation of contempt proceedings against S Gurumurthy for "scandalising speech" on judges; Gurumurthy issues clarification

Gurumurthy has already expressed regret over his comments and clarified that he said "judges" instead of "applicant for judges" in the heat of the moment.
S Gurumurthy
S Gurumurthy

Certain remarks on judges made by S Gurmurthy, Editor of the Tamil weekly Thuglak, have prompted two lawyers in Tamil Nadu to call for the initiation of criminal contempt proceedings against him.

A petition has been filed in the Madras High Court by Advocate P Pugalenthi, urging the Court to take action on its own motion.

Another lawyer, Advocate S Doraisamy, has written to the Advocate General seeking consent under Section 15(1)(b) of the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971 to initiate criminal contempt proceedings against Gurumurthy.

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