The Delhi High Court on Monday proceeded ex-parte against filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri, scientist Anand Ranganathan, and journal and a information portal as no one appeared for them in reference to a 2018 suo moto contempt case.

During the course of the listening to, a bench of Justice Siddharth Mridul and Justice Amit Sharma famous that none among the many three appeared earlier than the courtroom regardless of issuing notices. Accordingly, the courtroom proceeded with the listening to and listed it for additional listening to on March 16.

The case is in reference to their remarks against excessive courtroom Justice S. Muralidhar who had quashed rights activist Gautam Navlakha’s home arrest order and transit remand within the Bhima Koregaon case in 2018. In the earlier listening to on May 4, additionally the courtroom had famous the absence of the trio within the final couple of hearings whereas serving notices to them.

As per the case, the suo moto contempt proceedings have been initiated against the respondents following RSS ideologue S. Gurumurthy’s tweets alleging bias by Justice Muralidhar. In his tweet, he retweeted the hyperlink from a weblog known as ‘Drishtikone’ which had an article titled ‘Why has Delhi High Court Justice Muralidhar’s relationship with Gautam Navlakha not been disclosed?’

The courtroom took discover of the tweet and the article after Advocate Rajshekhar Rao wrote a letter to then Chief Justice Rajendra Menon, alleging that the article and Gurumurthy’s retweet was a deliberate try and assault a sitting High Court decide. Gurumurthy was later dropped from the case after an apology however others together with Agnihotri and Ranganathan are nonetheless the respondents.

Earlier additionally, a contempt discover was despatched to Vivek Agnihotri over his tweets that said that Gautam Navlakha was proven leniency over the truth that he was a buddy of the decide’s spouse.

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