Supreme Court: The Supreme Court on Friday expressed displeasure over a litigant calling an apex court judge a ‘terrorist’ and ordered the registry to issue him a show cause notice. Terming the allegations made by the plaintiff as ‘outrageous’, a bench of Chief Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice Hima Kohli said, ‘You will have to be sent to jail for a few months, then you will realise’. Criticizing the person, the bench said, “You cannot make any allegation on a judge of the Supreme Court just like that.”
In the Supreme Court on Friday, a person’s application was being heard in a pending matter of service. The lawyer appearing for the petitioner said that he will represent him only when he apologises. The person said, “I apologise.” He said that he was going through extreme mental anguish at the time he filed the application. Expressing displeasure, the bench said, “This is humiliating.”
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The court said, we will issue you a show cause notice as to why you should not be prosecuted for criminal contempt. The bench said, “We are not inclined to hear the application ahead of time.” The application is deemed to be dismissed.” The bench said in its order that it gives three weeks time to the person to file an affidavit explaining his conduct.
The judge said that it is a service matter and you talk about the judge like this. This was reiterated by Justice Kohli. What will the judge be interested in your service matter? To this the CJI remarked, “We will issue a show cause notice to prosecute you for criminal contempt. Thereafter the petitioner personally apologized saying that I was going through tremendous trauma because of Corona. Justice Kohli said, “Your apology is not enough.”
The CJI asked, “When did you file the application for early hearing?” The petitioner replied, “First time filed in March, 2021, second time in July, 2021.” Justice Hima Kohli asked the petitioner, “You wrote similar things in the first instance also?” As the petitioner replied in the affirmative, the judge replied, “Very well.” The bench rejected the application for early hearing and issued a show cause notice. Also said that the application of the petitioner will be rejected.