SC serves contempt notice on shoe hurlers

SC serves contempt notice on shoe hurlers

A bench headed by Justice Altamas Kabir also sought a reply from members of the Boss school - Leila David, its former Principal, Annette Kotian, Pavitra Murali and one more- by August 20.

Police arrested the four after they set assail a shoe towards Justice Arijit Pasayat in March this year. All of them are out on bail.

Attorney General Ghulam E Vahanvati, the amicus curie, said the quartet must be served contempt notice, though one of them threw the shoe at the Judge.

A woman member of the school flung the shoe towards Justice Pasayat, who was along with A K Ganguly in a two-member bench that heard a petition from the Boss school to direct the media to give favourable publicity to them, after the Mumbai police had cleared them of any wrong doing in their probe  submitted to the apex court. The incident happened as the court refused to issue such a directive.

The shoe missed Justice Pasayat, who took notice of it at the last minute and ducked.

Difference of opinion

Following difference of opinion between the two-member bench, the matter was referred to the three-member jury for awarding the quantum of sentence.

Mumbai police closed Boss School of Music two years ago, after receiving complaints from parents of some of its students for involvement in unlawful activities.

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