Bangalore: MP Chandre Gowda Tenders Unconditional Apology to High Court
Daijiworld Media Network Bangalore (SP)
Bangalore, Feb 22: Former state minister and MP, D B Chandre Gowda, filed an affidavit in the High Court on Tuesday February 21, tendering an unconditional apology for the statements purported to have been made by him against the judiciary.
A newspaper had reported that Gowda, addressing a press conference on October 18, 2011, had accused the Governor of the state of giving hurried permissions for court action wherever complaints are made against the BJP government or Yeddyurappa, and that this is giving rise to suspicions. He also reportedly commented that court orders are being prepared at the Raj Bhavan. Based on this report, judge of Lokayukta court, Justice N K Sudheendra Rao, had complained to the high court registrar, who in turn, registered Suo moto case of contempt of court against Gowda.
Chandre Gowda, in the affidavit filed through his advocate, said that being a lawyer, former law minister of the state and MP, he has high regard and respect for the courts and judiciary, and that he had not issued any statements that are derogatory of these institutions. He also tendered an unconditional apology, if he had by mistake, issued such a statement.
Taking cognizance of the apology, the bench comprising Justice Bhaktavatsala and Justice H S Kempanna, closed the case, duly asking the newspaper concerned not to behave in a way which damages the reputation of a person.