Ayodhya hearing: SC to hear contempt plea filed by senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan claiming threats for taking up the matter

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear on Tuesday a contempt plea filed by senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan, who is representing Muslim parties in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case, claiming that he has been threatened for taking up the matter.

Press Trust of India September 02, 2019 12:07:55 IST
Ayodhya hearing: SC to hear contempt plea filed by senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan claiming threats for taking up the matter
  • The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear on Tuesday a contempt plea filed by senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan, claiming that he has been threatened for taking up the matter.

  • A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi told senior advocate Kapil Sibal, representing Dhavan, that the contempt plea would be taken up.

  • 'It will be listed for hearing tomorrow,' the bench, which also includes justices SA Bobde, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and SA Nazeer, said.

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear on Tuesday a contempt plea filed by senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan, who is representing Muslim parties in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case, claiming that he has been threatened for taking up the matter.

Ayodhya hearing SC to hear contempt plea filed by senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan claiming threats for taking up the matter

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A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi told senior advocate Kapil Sibal, representing Dhavan, that the contempt plea would be taken up.

"It will be listed for hearing tomorrow," the bench, which also includes justices SA Bobde, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and SA Nazeer, said.

Dhavan, who appeared for lead petitioner M Siddiq and the All India Sunni Waqf Board, has said that he received a letter on 14 August, 2019, from N Shanmugam, a retired education officer, threatening him for appearing for the Muslim parties.

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