Nageswara Rao Guilty Of Contempt; Top Court's Unusual 'Punishment'

Nageswara Rao Guilty Of Contempt; Top Court

Nageswara Rao Guilty Of Contempt; Top Court's Unusual 'Punishment'

New Delhi: The CBI's Additional Director, M Nageswara Rao was found guilty of contempt for ordering the transfer of an officer supervising the case involving the sexual abuse of children at Bihar's government-run shelter homes by the Top Court on Tuesday. Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said, "It's not an error. It's wilful disobedience," also finding the CBI's Director of Prosecution S Bhasu Ram, guilty of contempt.

The judges rejected their apology and fined the officers Rs. 1 lakh and asked them to sit in court till it rises for the day.

M Nageswara Rao, had taken the decisions during his tenure and had apologised to the top court on Monday, saying that he cannot even "dream" of violating its orders.

The officer, in an affidavit filed in the Supreme Court, said that he accepts his mistake of not seeking permission before transferring the officer probing the Muzaffarpur shelter homes case.