The Delhi High Court on Monday issued contempt notice to the editor of a Chennai-based Tamil news magazine for his tweets against Justice S Muralidhar.
A bench of Justices Hima Kohli and Yogesh Khanna initiated contempt proceedings and sought response of Swaminathan Gurumurthy, the editor of the weekly Thuglak magazine, and listed the matter for further hearing on December 11. Gurumurthy is also a part-time director of the Reserve Bank of India.
After the High Court division bench headed by Justice S Muralidhar passed order on October 1, releasing rights activists Gautam Navlakha from house arrest in the Koregaon-Bhima violence case, Gurumurthy had tweeted alleging bias by Justice Muralidhar.
The High Court, which took up the matter after receiving a letter from advocate Rajshekhar Rao who sought contempt action against the scribe, said the tweets and online video making allegations against the judge be taken down.