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Actor Surya’s comments avoidable, but no contempt: Madras HC

The Madras High Court on Friday said that cine actor Surya’s comments on the judiciary could have been avoided and may have been “unnecessary and unwarranted”, but ruled out initiation of contempt of court proceedings.

The issue cropped up after High Court Justice SM Subramaniam wrote to Chief Justice AP Sahi for initiation of contempt of court action against the actor on the charge of criticising the judiciary and undermining the integrity of Judges as well as the judicial system.

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