A contempt petition (1334/2016 – a copy of the petition is with The Kochi Post) has been moved against three police officials and four media persons in light of the protest that took place at the High Court last week. Advocate J.S. Ajith Kumar from Kochi is the petitioner. He said that the application was moved to “…uphold the dignity, prestige, pride and credibility of the High Court of Kerala…”, of which he is a prominent part. The Kochi Post had reported about how a misleading newspaper report caused the spat between lawyers and journalists at the Kerala High Court.
The petition is listed for hearing on Monday in the Chief Justice’s Court as item number 205 and Senior Advocate K. Ramkumar will be appearing for the petitioner.
G.D. Vijayakumar (CI, Central Station, Ernakulam), Nizamudeen (CI, North Police station, Ernakulam) and Siby Tom (CI, South Police station, Ernakulam) are the police officials against whom the petition has been filed. The journalists named in the petition are Wilson Vadakkumcherry (Reporter Channel), Ravikumar (President, Kerala Union of Working Journalists, Press Club, Ernakulam), Praveenkumar (Senior Video Editor, JaiHind T.V.) and Salam P. Hydrose (Chief Reporter, Asianet).