72 Year Old Accuses 28 High Court Judges as Criminals: HC Directs him to take legal advice

On Monday, the Karnataka High Court told a 72-year-old petitioner to take legal advice as he accused some High Court and Supreme Court judges of corruption.

The Court had initiated contempt of court(proceedings) against Rao because he wrote to the Registry of High Court threatening to kill two lawyers and two judges of High Court and Supreme Court.

After going through Rao’s statements of objections, the Division Bench noted that he had reiterated the allegations against the judges. The Court observed that even though he had tendered an unconditional apology, he is still describing 28 Karnataka High Court judges as criminals.

However, Rao refused to back down and stated that he could prove the allegations, and if he fails, the court can punish him.

Unable to accept Rao’s submissions, the Bench decided to give him one last opportunity considering his age and asked him to seek legal advice.

Lastly, the Bench told Rao that if he continues to stick with his statements, they will frame charges against him.

The case will now be taken up on 22.03.2021.

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