Comedian Kunal Kamra, who has made derogatory tweets about the Supreme Court, may have difficulties. Attorney General KK Venugopal has accepted a contempt of action against Kamra's tweet regarding the court, contempt of court. Eight people, including some lawyers, called the Attorney General's consent for contempt proceedings against him, calling Kamara's tweet a contempt of the Supreme Court.
After getting the consent of the Attorney General, these people can file a contempt petition against Kamra in the Supreme Court. According to the law, the consent of the Attorney General or Solicitor General is required to file a criminal contempt petition against a person in the Supreme Court.
The court on any matter by taking cognizance can initiate criminal contempt proceedings. Kunal Kamra made several tweets on November 11 after Arnab Goswami was granted interim bail from the Supreme Court, making derogatory remarks about the Supreme Court and the judge.
Seeing consent to initiate contempt proceedings against Kamra, Srirang Katneshwarkar referred Kamara's six-seven derogatory tweets to the Attorney General. On November 11, Katneshwarkar had sent a letter to the Attorney General seeking consent to initiate contempt proceedings.