CM Jagan of the A.P chief minister wrote a letter to Chief Justice of India on october 6th. According to law that A.P High Court was being used to ‘destabilise and topple my democratically elected government by people.
On Monday new delhi attorney general head venu gopal garu termed as “prima facie contumacious” the conduct of A.P chief minister Jagan Mohan Reddy and his principal advisor for making allegations against the judiciary. But he declined consent to initiate the contempt proceedings against them by saying CJI SA Bobde was “seized of this matter”.
In an un equalled move, the chief minister, on 6th October 2020, he had written to the Chief Justice of India about calm down that the A.P High Court was being used to “instability & topple to principles of democracy elected government”.
On Monday the top law officer referred the letter sent by the Jagan Mohan Reddy to the CJI and said the following press conference to make it’s content public by Ajeya Kallam and Principal Advisor to the CM, raised the suspicion.
In the background and prima facie & the conduct said persons is disorderly to authority. However, he noticed that the entire case of content is out of the letter. written by the Jagan Mohan Reddy directly to the the CJI and the subsequent press conference held by the Kallam. The Chief Justice of India is therefore seized the matter. Hence, it would not be appropriate for me to deal with this matter ,” said by Venugopal
For these reasons, I decline consent to initiate forther proceedings for the criminal contempt of the Supreme Court,” he said in his response to the contempt plea filed by BJP leaders & lawyer Ashwini Upadhyay.
Taking the consent of the law officer is a condition precedent for initiating criminal contempt against a person. Earlier, Upadhyay had written to Venugopal seeking his consent to initiate contempt proceedings against jagan mohan Reddy and his advisor.
He had said the letter by the A.P chief minister “scandalise” the authority of both the Supreme Court & the High Court and interferes with judicial proceedings and the administration of the justice.
Law officer said, “I have carefully gone through contents of your petition. I find that the offensive statements have been made in a letter dated 6th October, written by the Chief Minister to the CJ of India
“Ajeya Kallam and Principal Advisor announced the letter to the press,Chief Minister at a press meet on 10 October 2020. The Chief Justice of India is therefore well aware of the nature of the allegations contained in the said letter
The law officer said “the timing itself of the letter, as well as its being revealed on public through the press meet certainly he said to be suspect. In the background of the order passed by Justice on NV Ramana on 16th September 2020 directing pending performance of elected representative taken up and disposed of efficiency”.
The contents of Upadhyaya’s application Venugopal said that. There are 31 criminal cases are still on pending against the A.P Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy. Alleged that the Andhra Pradesh High Court was being used to the “dislocated & topple according to the principles of democracy elected government by the people.
He has requested the Chief Justice of India to look into the matter and consider the begin the further steps as may be considered the proper ensure that the state judiciary’s neutrality is maintained.
The chief minister Jagan Mohan Reddy had alleged that the senior apex court. The judge had proximity to TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu (ex CM) and that a former judge honourable Supreme Court placed this fact record.
Look after consent of the general Attorney , Upadhyay and in his plea had said, “Even worse, if this kind of precedent were allowed, political leaders would start making the reckless statements against the judges who do not decide cases in their service and this trend would soon spell the death of an independent judiciary.
Criminal content begins against the CM Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on 1975, Chief Minister of A.P & Shri Ajeya Kallam and Press Advisor of the Government of A.P.”
As per the Upadhyay’s letter, the actions of these two individuals develop gave criminal contempt of the Supreme Court of India and the High Court of A.P
It had been since two weeks to release the Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy’s letter in the public domain and no suo-moto coCM Jaganntempt action or any other action has been started by the Supreme Court, the commend said in his letter.