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SC stays criminal contempt proceedings against Arundhati Roy in Bombay HC

SC has stayed criminal contempt proceedings against Roy in the Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court

ANI  |  New Delhi 

Arundhati Roy, writer, social activist
The HC had initiated criminal contempt after stating that Roy appeared to believe that she was "above the law"

on Monday got relief from the when it stayed proceedings against her in the Bench of

The Bombay in December 2015 had issued notice against Roy for writing an article in an English magazine on the arrest of professor and the rejection of his bail plea earlier in 2015.

The had initiated after stating that Roy appeared to believe that she was "above the law".

Saibaba was arrested in 2014 by the Gadchiroli police for his alleged links with

Reportedly, Roy termed her words in the article as "nasty", the court observed "Calling the government and police as being 'afraid' of the applicant, 'abductor' and 'thief', and the magistrate from a 'small town', demonstrate the surly, rude and boorish attitude of the in a most tolerant country like India.

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First Published: Mon, July 03 2017. 18:16 IST