Kunal Kamra faces contempt case over tweets on SC bail to Arnab Goswami

'It is time that people understand attacking the Supreme Court unjustifiably and brazenly will lead to punishment,' Attorney General K.K. Venugopal said

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Kunal Kamra (left) criticised the Supreme Court for granting bail to Arnab Goswami in an abetment to suicide case. File photo: PTI

Stand-up comic artist Kunal Kamra faces contempt of court charges for his tweets criticising the Supreme Court’s decision to grant interim bail to Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami in an abetment to suicide case.

According to a report on NDTV on Thursday (November 12), Attorney General K.K. Venugopal has granted his consent to a law student and two lawyers who want to sue Kamra for criminal contempt.

“It is time that people understand attacking the Supreme Court unjustifiably and brazenly will lead to punishment,” Venugopal said in his response.

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“The tweet is a gross insinuation against the entirety of the Supreme Court of India and its judges…Today people boldly and brazenly condemn the Supreme Court and its judges in what they believe is freedom of speech,” he added.

Kamra wrote, “The Supreme Court of this country is the the most Supreme joke of this country…”

“The pace at which the Supreme Court operates in matters of “National Interests” it’s time we replace Mahatma Gandhi’s photo with Harish Salve’s photo…,” he said in another tweet.

“DY Chandrachud is a flight attendant serving champagne to first class passengers after they’re fast tracked through, while commoners don’t know if they’ll ever be boarded or seated, let alone served. *Justice* (sic),” he wrote in another tweet.

A two-judge bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Indira Banerjee had granted bail to Goswami on Wednesday.

In January this year, Kamra was banned by several airlines after he heckled Goswami on an Indigo flight from Mumbai to Lucknow.

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