Veteran Tamil actor Vairamuthu appeared before the Madras High Court on Tuesday, a month after a contempt of court petition was filed against him.
Film financier S Mukanchand Bothra had filed a contempt of court case against the national award winning writer last month.
The Times of India reports that a division bench f Justice R Sudhakar and Justice P N Prakash asked the registry about the contempt proceedings which were initially heard by Justice Satish K Agnihotri and Justice K K Sasidharan on October 28.
However, after noting the personal presence of the poet, the court directed the registry to place the matter before the Chief Justice.
If the chief justice decides then the case will be again heard by another division bench.
Vairamuthu is reported to have made comments on the judiciary. “It is unacceptable that a Judge, who had served with integrity throughout his career, could compromise on it during the last six months/last phase of his tenure. Society could progress only if the judiciary and the fields of education, police and medicine function cleanly,” he said.
The financer had said, “In his speech, Vairamuthu raised doubts about the faith, integrity, purity of judges among the public, especially about judges who are on the verge of retirement. The impression one gets from such a statement is that all judges get corrupt towards the end of their term.”
Vairamuthu Ramaswami is a national award winning Tamil poet and lyricist whose works such as Thanner Theesam and Karuvaachi Kaaviyam have been translated into many languages including Hindi and English.