SC holds Nageswara Rao guilty of contempt


New Delhi: The apex court on Tuesday held the then acting CBI director M Nageswara Rao guilty of contempt and be seated in court room as punishment.

The other official, Director of Prosecution (DoP) of the agency S Bhasu Ram, was also found guilty of its contempt.

Both were asked by the court to remain seated in the courtroom till it rises as punishment.

A fine of Rs 1 lakh each on them was also imposed by the highest court of the land for willfully disobeying its order by transferring CBI joint Director A K Sharma.

Sharma was then probing the Bihar shelter home sexual assault cases.

The top court had issued contempt notice against Rao for transferring Sharma.

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