Supreme Court: A bench headed by Ranjan Gogoi, CJ has imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh on the former CBI interim director M Nageshwar Rao in the contempt notice issued against him by the court for transferring the CBI officer probing the Muzaffarpur shelter home cases.
Attorney General KK Venugopal appearing for CBI accepted before the Court that it was a series of mistakes as they have not done at this wilfully and that they have unconditionally apologised.
CJI, however, said:
“Contempt has been committed. So there will be a mark on his career”
To this the Attorney General pleaded that M Nageshwar Rao has an unblemished track record of 32 years, hence, a merciful approach be adopted as he has tendered apologies.
Apart from the aforementioned fine, the Court also ordered the former interim CBI director to sit in one corner of the court till the court rises for the day.
Earlier, on February 7, the Court had ordered the transfer of the Muzaffarpur shelter home sexual assault case from Bihar to a court in New Delhi and had summoned the former CBI director to explain the transfer of the CBI officer AK Sharma probing the sexual assault.