Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: The Karnataka High Court on Thursday quashed a petition by the former Minister and senior Congress leader R.L. Jalappa challenging the consent given by the Advocate-General (AG) to Mahesh Joshi, senior Director of Doordarshan Kendra, Bangalore, to file a criminal contempt of court case against him.

The consent of the Advocate-General is required if any person wants to file a criminal contempt of court case in the High Court.

Permission sought

Mr. Joshi had written to the Advocate-General asking consent to file a case against Mr. Jalappa for making false and derogatory allegations against him and some judges.

Mr. Joshi said Mr. Jalappa had claimed to have received representations from some Doordarshan employees against him.

He said Mr. Jalappa had forwarded the representations along with a letter to the then Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Priyaranjan Dasmunshi.

The letter, he alleged, had derogatory allegations.