Sometime back, a man was seen in a semi-nude state during a virtual hearing in the Ramesh Jarkiholi sex scandal case. Against which the Karnataka High Court had initiated proceedings. But today, the Karnataka High Court has ordered quashing of the proceedings.
The man, who was seen in a semi-nude state, Thereafter, the High Court had issued a notice against him. tendered an unconditional apology saying that he did not do it intentionally, his act was insulting, it was done unintentionally by him. Senior advocate Indira Jaising has also not raised any objection to the court’s decision.
A division bench of Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi and Justice Suraj Govindraj ordered the proceedings to be closed after the man tendered an unconditional apology. Senior advocate Indira Jaising, who complained about this, also did not raise any objection in this matter.
Senior advocate Jaising had said that she would file a complaint of contempt of Court and sexual harassment against the person.
She tweeted, “I confirm that even after I stopped a semi-naked man; was on screen for a full 20 minutes. I will file a complaint about contempt of court and sexual harassment. This is a very shameful incident during the hearing in the court.”
When the man tendered an apology in the court, the court bench asked Jaising if she wanted to pursue the case against him further or agreed with our decision. Jaising said that she has no problem withdrawing the case against the person, as it is a mistake that can happen to everyone.
The Bench unanimously passed an order in which they decided to close the matter.
The court ordered, “On their unconditional demand, the proceedings against them will be closed with the observation that they will have to be careful in future,”