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SC issues contempt notice to comedian Kunal Kamra, cartoonist Rachita Taneja



The Supreme Court on Friday issued contempt notices to comedian Kunal Kamra and cartoonist Rachita Taneja and has given them six weeks to respond for their criticism of the apex court in the tweets.

The top court has given them six weeks to respond in the separate cases however, the court has exempted them from personal appearances.

A three-judge bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy and MR Shah issued the notice asking them explain why contempt action should not be taken against them for ‘scandalising the judiciary.’

Advocate Nishant R Katneshwarkar, who appeared for one of the petitioners read out the letter of Attorney General K K Venugopal who had granted the consent for ignition of primal content proceedings against comedian Kunal Kamra. The court asked the lawyer to not read the alleged tweets by comedian Kamra in the open court, saying they have already gone through Venugopal’s letter on the issue.

Kunal Kamra faces the contempt charges over his tweets directed at the top court for granting bail to Republic TV’s anchor Arnab Goswami after his arrest in a abetment to suicide case. Eight people had filed cases against him for his tweets.

Earlier this month, A-G K K Venugopal gave consent for contempt charges against cartoonist Rachita Taneja for her illustrations on the apex court. A-G Venugopal said that the illustrations was ‘gross insinuation’ against the top court of the country and ‘audacious assault and insult to the institution.’

Cartoonist Taneja tweeted an illustration on SC granting bail to Arnab Goswami. The same bench took note of the fact that Attorney General K K Venugopal has consented to the plea filed by a law student.

Foe contempt proceedings against a person, the consent of either the attorney general or the solicitor general is needed.

A-G Venugopal had said that comedian Kamra’s tweet were ‘in bad taste’ and ‘crossed the line between humour and contempt.’

Comedian Kamra had put out a statement addressed to judges and said, “My view hasn’t changed because the silence of the Supreme Court of India on matters of other’s personal liberty cannot go uncriticized. I don’t intend to retract my tweets or apologise for them. I believe they speak for themselves.”



4 arrested for sexual assault of spa employee




Delhi Police captured four individuals after a worker of a spa center in Delhi’s Pitampura claimed she was molested and sexually exploited by its manager and a client.

A 22-year-old woman complained of rape in a spa center at Delhi’s Pitampura on Thursday.

Authorities from Maurya Enclave police station hurried to the spot and started the examination.

“On August 4, a PCR call was gotten at PS Maurya Enclave in regards to rape with a lady at a Spa Center, Pitampura Delhi. The police promptly arrived at the spot (the ocean spa center) where a victim aged 22 years along with her husband were present external the spa center and complained in regards to rape on her by the manager of the spa center and client,” said police.

She was sent to the hospital for her clinical assessment. A counselor from DCW visited her.

“She expressed that on June 30 she joined the spa on August 4 at around 6 p.m. one client came there along with the manager Rahul and requested sexual favors. Rahul offered her a soft drink, after drinking it she felt tipsy and both raped her,” said police.

A case under Sections 354A/328/376 D of IPC was registered and both the accused persons were arrested.

Source: ANI

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Gold medalist boxer became a robber in Delhi, arrested with two companions



A burglary group has been busted in Delhi. A boxer was likewise remembered for this posse, who has additionally won gold decorations in certain contests. This posse of three individuals used to complete stealing from Baba Haridas Nagar of Delhi.

The group had looted a lady’s mobile phone in Baba Haridas Nagar on August 1. when the lady was getting back from work. The lady had let in her protest know that three unidentified individuals who had come on the motorcycle grabbed her mobile phone and took off. The police began the examination of the matter. Some CCTVs were additionally checked and individuals around were likewise addressed.

Then, at that point, on August 4, two individuals wandering in a similar region were gotten by the police. The first gave his name as Ankit (age 19 years) who hails from Jhajjar, Haryana. The other’s name is Shivam Kumar who lives in Sainik Enclave. He is additionally 19 years of age. The third is being told as a minor. The person who is there Ankit is a boxer. During interrogation, a stolen cell phone was also recovered from them.

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Unclaimed Bag, Tiffin Box in Delhi’s Rohini Spark Alarm But Nothing Suspicious Found



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An unclaimed bag was found in Rohini region in delhi on Thursday, sending the security organizations like the special cell and bomb detection team soon to reach the spot and launched an investigation, police said.

After a careful review of the area, nothing suspicious was tracked down.

As per authorities, An unclaimed bag was tracked down in the parking lot close to DC Chowk, Rohini Sector-9.

A bomb identification and removal crew and sniffer canines had looked through the area, but it turned out to be a false alarm.

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