Supreme Court hearing postponed, Kunal Kamra to wait another 4 weeks

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Harleen Kaur Grewal

New Delhi, February 22, 2021: In the hearing on the controversial Kunal Kamra tweet case, the Supreme Court has postponed the contempt proceedings for four weeks. Attorney General KK Venugopal had given his consent to start contempt proceedings in 2020 last year.

Kamra refused to apologize

Kamra was issued a notice of contempt on December 18 for allegedly defaming the judiciary and judges through his social media posts and was asked to apologize but flatly refused to apologize. The case was heard by Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice RS Reddy.

A petitioner asked for time, and so, the hearing was postponed

The hearing was deferred on the basis of a request by a petitioner seeking time to file a reply on the counter affidavit submitted by Kamra on the petition. The bench gave four weeks for this and directed the case to be listed after four weeks. In this case, a petition has been lodged by law student Shrirang Katneshwarkar and others. Kamra has defended her alleged controversial tweet against the judiciary.

On 18 December 2020, the Supreme Court issued a notice to comedian Kunal Kamra for criminal contempt of his for tweets made about the Supreme Court and the judges. The petitions filed by Abhyudaya Mishra, Skanda Bajpai, and Srirang Katneshwarkar were considered after the Attorney General of India agreed to initiate contempt proceedings against Kamra.