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Advocate general issues notice to H.RAJA

Notice issued to H.Raja for threatening police officials and disrespecting high court Advocate General Vijay Narayan on Tuesday issued a show-cause notice to BJP national secretary H. Raja seeking explanation as to why statutory consent should not be granted to a lawyer to initiate criminal contempt of court proceedings for his recent “scandalous” remarks against the court. The AG has asked Mr. Raja to appear either in person or through his lawyer on October 3 for providing the explanation. Under Section 15 of the Contempt of Courts Act of 1971, the law officer’s consent must be obtained before listing any criminal contempt of court petition before the Division Bench concerned. The legal provision was aimed at avoiding contempt proceedings on frivolous issues. The AG had issued a similar show-cause notice to Thangatamilselvan, one of the 18 disqualified MLAs, in June this year for his remarks against the then Chief Justice of Madras High Court Indira Banerjee (now a Suprem