The criminal contempt petition was initiated against Agnihotri, Ranganathan, Swarajya, and others after Senior Advocate Rajshekhar Rao wrote a letter to then Chief Justice Rajendra Menon, pointing to an article retweeted by RSS ideologue S Gurumurthy alleging bias on the part of Justice Muralidhar. Gurumurthy had penned the article after the judge passed an order setting aside the transit remand order against activist Gautam Navlakha in October 2018.
The article was published in a blog called Drishtikone by Desh Kapoor. He later tendered an apology to the Court in August 2019 and was consequently dropped as a party.
Gurumurthy was dropped as a respondent in the matter after he offered to retweet the unconditional apology tendered by Kapoor.
The case against Agnihotri, Ranganathan, and several others is still going on.
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