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Supreme Court accepts former judge Markandey Katju's unconditional apology

Former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju on Friday tendered an unconditional apology to the top court for contemptuous remarks in his blog.

The court accepted Justice Katju’s apology and closed the contempt proceedings against him.

The supremacy of the top court’s judgements was questioned by its former judge Katju. Following this, he became the first apex court judge since its establishment on January 28, 1950, to be slapped with a contempt notice.

The notice was issued for his alleged use of “intemperate” language and “scandalising” the judiciary through his blogs, after he appeared before a bench and embroiled himself in heated exchanges.