A bench of Justices CT Ravikumar and Rajesh Bindal of the Supreme Court issued a non-bailable warrant against a litigant who made disparaging remarks towards a contempt notice, deeming it ‘useless’ and ‘disrespectful’.
The bench expressed their objection to the language used by the litigant and has asked the Superintendent of Police to ensure the litigant’s presence in court on February 13th.
The order was passed after the litigant’s response to the notice of the contempt proceedings against him.
The litigant stated “Sir, I decline to appear in Court because it is a useless notice from you to me. It is a disrespectful act from you to me.”
“Contempt again in reply to notice also … We do not want to read it again”,
The bench ordered “Despite notice of bailable warrant, the alleged contemnor has made a communication. Issue Non-Bailable Warrant to be executed through District Superintendent of Police, Balasore, Odisha, so as to ensure contemnor is present in court on February 13th”.
The bench presided over a suo motu contempt of court case against Upendra Nath Dalai, who failed to pay the imposed costs of Rs 1 lakh for filing a Public Interest Litigation to declare Satsang founder Sree Sree Thakur Anukulchandra as a parmatma.
The Supreme Court made it clear that India is a secular country, and such misguided petitions cannot be filed by way of PILs.