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AG grants consent for contempt proceedings against Kamra for tweets

Attorney General KK Venugopal on Thursday gave his consent to initiate contempt proceedings against comedian Kunal Kamra for his tweets criticising the Supreme Court of India, Bar and Bench reported.In his consent letter, the attorney general said that Kamra’s tweets were “highly objectionable” and it “constitutes criminal contempt of court”.

A Mumbai-based advocate had on Wednesday sought Venugopal’s permission to initiate contempt proceedings against the comedian for his tweets against the Supreme Court for ordering the release of Republic TV’s Arnab Goswami on interim bail. Rizwan Siddiquee claimed that Kamra’s comments were contemptuous for their allegedly “salacious and unruly” nature.

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