SC upholds conviction of Kerala leader for pejorative

New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday upheld the conviction of Kerala CPM leader M.V. Jayarajan for calling state high court judges “idiots”, but reduced the sentence from six months to four months.

An apex court bench headed by Justice Vikramajit Sen upheld Jayarajan’s conviction holding that he has no remorse for his utterances against high court judges.
Jayarajan had uttered the pejorative in a 2009 roadside meeting.
The high court taking suo moto cognisance of his utterances convicted him for contempt and awarded his six months imprisonment in 2010
However, he was granted bail by the apex court after serving a week in jail.