The court said that it welcomed criticism on its decisions but not the motives attributed to it.
A bench of Justice RM Lodha and Justice HL Gokhale took up the suo motu contempt petition against Singh and asked him to respond to the issue by November 15. The bench said: "We welcome criticism of courts' judgement but motives cannot be attributed. It is so very serious. It is not acceptable to us at all."
Bench: We cannot allow the court to be scandalised like this
The Bench also said that if one makes remarks like this against the highest court of the land, then we are heading for bad days. "We cannot allow the court to be scandalised like this." the Bench said.
The hearing in the case began on Wednesday. Singh was present in the court when the proceedings began.In February last year, Singh had lost the legal battle on his age row to the apex court.