Supreme Court issues contempt notice to Justice Markandey Katju


The Supreme Court on Friday issued contempt notice to its former judge Markandey Katju for allegedly scandalising apex court judges.

Markandey Katju
Justice Katju

The court said the notice was issued for Mr. Katju’s blog, in which he allegedly used intemperate language against judges.

Justice Katju said it’s “like a threat” from a judge, adding that “a Supreme Court judge should not behave like this.”

The court added that the statement in Mr. Katju’s blog was a serious assault on judges and not on the judgment in the Soumya rape and murder case.

The court rejected a review petition of the Kerala government and victim Soumya’s mother challenging the convict’s acquittal from the murder charge.

(With inputs from PTI)


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