SC upholds conviction of Kerala leader for pejorative

The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the conviction of Kerala CPM leader MV Jayarajan for calling state high court judges "idiots", but reduced the sentence from six months to four months.

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the conviction of Kerala CPM leader MV 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.

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