The Supreme Court on Monday shut contempt proceedings versus ex-IPL commissioner Lalit Modi following he tendered an unconditional apology for his remarks versus the judiciary in social media posts.
A bench of Justices MR Shah and CT Ravikumar took notice of an affidavit submitted by Mr Modi in which he stated that in upcoming he will not do just about anything which is inconsistent with the “majesty or dignity of Courts or Indian judiciary” in any way.
“We accept the unconditional apology. We remind the respondent (Mr Modi) that any this sort of try on his component in potential, which would tantamount to remotely tarnishing the graphic of Indian judiciary and courts, will be found incredibly very seriously,” it reported.
“We settle for the unconditional apology with a wide heart because the Courtroom always thinks in forgiveness far more specially when an apology is tendered unconditional and from the bottom of the heart…Accepting the apology we shut the current proceedings,” the bench explained.
The court docket stated, “All people ought to regard the institution as a entire, that was our only problem”.
On April 13, the best court had appear down greatly on Mr Modi over his remarks in opposition to the judiciary and directed him to tender an unconditional apology on social media platforms and national newspapers.
Observing that Mr Modi is not above the regulation and the institution, it experienced warned any repeat of this sort of perform will be viewed pretty severely.
The major court had also directed him to file an affidavit right before it tendering an apology and stating no this kind of posts will be designed in upcoming which would tantamount, even remotely, to tarnishing the image of the Indian judiciary.
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