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