Former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju tendered an unconditional apology for the contemptuous remarks in his blog to the apex court. The apology was accepted by the court and the contempt proceedings were closed.
The order was passed by a bench comprising Justices Ranjan Gogoi and UU Lalit which accepted the apology and decided to close the contempt proceedings against the former judge.
“In view of the apology tendered, which has been verified, we close the instant contempt proceedings,” it said.
Senior advocate Rajeev Dhawan, appearing for Justice Katju, read from the reply tendering the apology. Justice Katju was earlier granted exemption from personal appearance.