A show-cause notice was issued to Arnab Goswami by Maharashtra assembly for making certain remarks against Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray.
New Delhi| The Supreme Court has issued a notice of contempt to Maharashtra Assembly secretary on Friday over a letter sent by him to Republic TV Founder and Editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami. Along with this, the court also provided relief to Goswami in Breach of Privilege motion moved by the Maharashtra Assembly against him.
A show-cause notice was issued to Arnab Goswami by Maharashtra assembly for making certain remarks against Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on his news channel. On October 13, the assembly secretary sent him a letter slamming him for producing the minutes of proceedings sent to him by the Speaker and Privileges Committee of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly in relation to a breach of privilege motion, before the Supreme Court.
CJI SA Bobde observed that this is an attempt to “prevent citizens from exercising their rights under Article 32”. He also said that it would amount to serious interference with the administration of justice.
“This amounts to direct interference in the administration of justice. The respondent no. 2 would have been well advised to understand that the right to approach this court under Article 32 of the Constitution of India is itself a fundamental right,” Justice Bobde said.