My Dear Cyril Thamarai Selvam,
You made a mistake,
I made a bad mistake.
Don’t we all ?
I am wrong.
I have been wrong.
But what you did was colossally wrong. You lost your balance. And I am not that easy a person to die easily sir. I use to hate you sir. But, after reading some of your fine orders, I actually fell in love with you. Those were fine orders. You are a fine judge Mr. Selvam.
But I am still perplexed how you got swayed against me. You know Mr.Selvam, Mr. Muthuramalingam, the person who is an accused in the ransacking of CJ’s house negotiated with me using your name by offering 3 crores ? He is a rag picker and I have scant regard for him. We don;’t have any regard for money. I always had respect for you sir. I am sure by this time, you too will have the same respect on me. You were a fine Judge. But, I am sorry, you lost your balance in my case. Mahalakshmi vs what not
You could have easily, initiated any fresh proceedings against me, which I will care two hoots about. But You didn’t it and my respect for you grew manifold.
Your order today on contempt against H Raja is a poem sir. Its indeed a poem sir. May you write many judgments like this.
Order of the Court was made by C.T.SELVAM, J
Let us be told that this Court will not take cognizance of Newspaper reports and Video clippings in wide circulation in the social media! Let us be told that initiation of action in criminal contempt is reserved for a particular Bench of this Court and hence, other Benches in the face of objectionable, scandalous material, would not move against the contemner!
Let us be told that if any individual Judge or body of Judges is held in scant disregard, disrespect and scandalous contempt, the brother/sister Judges will await and abide the decision of the one to whom the portfolio stands allotted! Let us be told that exercise of contempt jurisdiction is one of rarity and that legal niceties, procedural technicalities and judicial politeness, would deter Courts from acting against the contemner!
While it is the order of day to deny one’s signature, let us be told that it is also the order of the day to allow one to escape action by denying his voice! Let us be told that the offending action has taken place within Pudukottai District and therefore, it is the Madurai Bench, which has jurisdiction and not this Principal Bench, despite offending material being circulated throughout the State, the Country and the World at large! Let us be told that since the State has registered a case in Crime No.114 of 2018 on the file of Thirumayam Police Station, Pudukottai District, in respect of the acts of the contemner, this Court would hold its hands and hope 2 that a fair and just investigation would be the outcome, rather than the frequent and usual course of withdrawal of the case by the State once all is first forgotten and then forgiven.
As informed by us in an earlier order, we Judges are but cogwheels in the administration of Justice, till we have done our time and wane away. It is the majesty of this Institution, the Hon’ble Superior Courts and Courts below, which is paramount and it is this that we seek to uphold. The Judiciary held in high esteem by all right thinking people and which holds its head high by virtue of its numerous decisions both of old and of new has held aloft the flag of Justice. Any attempt at creating a dent in this most revered pillar of our democratic system could lead to promotion of fascism, naxalism and all that is opposed to democracy.
It is with this concern, that we, taking cognizance of the scandalous conduct of the contemner in the course of his actions visuals and reports whereof are in wide circulation, leading to the registration of case in Crime No. 114 of 2018 on the file of Thirumayam Police Station, in exercise of powers under Article 215 of the Constitution of India, issue statutory notice in Contempt to H.Raja, S/o.Hariharan, Door No.D42, Doshi Garden, Arcot Road, Vadapalani, Chennai-600 026. 3 Registry is directed to issue notice and cause service calling for his appearance before this Court on 22.10.2018.
PS : You know me well. Kindly don’t think, that I am doing this for escaping from the contempt proceedings you had initiated, which is pending I will never do that. You know sir.