New Delhi : A dismissed Indian Army soldier Thursday abused the judges in the Delhi High Court by calling them donkeys for dragging his case for several years without giving him relief.
During the hearing of his petition seeking direction to the government to set aside his dismissal, Ashok Kumar Sharma pointed his finger at the judges and said: "Both judges are donkeys."
Justices Vikramjit Sen and S.L. Bhayana immediately directed the security officers to arrest him.
The bench issued a show-cause notice to him and asked him to file his reply explaining his behaviour.
"Sharma was charged with contempt of court as he disturbed the functioning of the court and used derogatory language with the intention of scandalising and lowering the authority of the court and also interfering with the administration of justice," the court said in an order.
A few months ago, another dismissed soldier had abused Justice Swatanter Kumar, now chief justice of the Bombay High Court, for 'dragging' his case for three years.
However, Justice Kumar did not order his prosecution and disposed of the petition hearing expeditiously.