Comedian Kunal Kamra and cartoonist Rachita Taneja have gotten into trouble as Supreme Court on Friday (December 18, 2020) issued show-cause notices to them over their posts on the court and its judges. The apex court asked the duo to file replies within in six weeks.
The Supreme Court has asked them to explain why contempt actions should not be taken against them for scandalising the judiciary. However, it said that there is no need for them to appear in person before the court.
Kunal had made tweets attacking at top court for granting bail for TV anchor Arnab Goswami after his arrest in an abetment to suicide case. Eight people, who are mostly lawyers, have filed cases against him.
As per reports, a bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy and MR Shah considered the petitions, which were filed by Abhyuday Misrha, Skand Bajpai and Srirang Katneshwar.
Rachita had tweeted on the Supreme Court granting bail to Arnab Goswami. In her other illustrations, the top court was mentioned.
The bench asked the lawyer not to read the tweets of the comic artist in the court, saying that they have already gone through Attorney General Venugopal’s letter on the issue.