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Supreme Court takes suo motu cognisance of ink attack on Subrata Roy

A lawyer threw ink at the top Indian businessman as he arrived at India's highest court Tuesday to face charges that his company failed to return billions of dollars to investors. (AP) A lawyer threw ink at the top Indian businessman as he arrived at India's highest court to face charges that his company failed to return billions of dollars to investors. (AP)
Written by Utkarsh Anand | New Delhi | Posted: March 5, 2014 5:17 pm | Updated: March 5, 2014 5:22 pm

The Supreme Court on Wednesday took suo motu cognisance of the incident of throwing ink on Sahara chief Subrata Roy a day ago in the court complex.

Underlining that the act invited charges for the contempt of court, a bench led by Justice R M  Lodha issued a notice to assailant Manoj Sharma.

The bench has asked him to explain why he should not be punished for the contempt of court for throwing ink on Roy.

The court noted that Roy was being produced in police custody in accordance with its order and hence Sharma’s act was in derogation of the authority of the court. The court will now take up the matter on March 24.

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