New Delhi. The Supreme Court on Friday expressed displeasure over a litigant calling a top 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.”
The apex court was hearing a petition filed by a person in a pending service matter. 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 when he filed the application. Expressing displeasure, the bench said, ‘This is insulting.’ 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 premature hearing of the application. The application should be considered rejected. The bench said in its order that it gives three weeks time to the person to file an affidavit to explain his conduct.
FIRST PUBLISHED : November 25, 2022, 23:26 IST