Kochi: Culture Minister K C Joseph again filed an affidavit in the Kerala High Court on Tuesday tendering an "unconditional and unqualified apology" before the Kerala High Court for derogatory remarks made by him against a judge of the court.
Considering the criminal contempt case filed against him on the issue, the High Court had directed the personal appearance of Joseph on March 1.
On February 2, the bench had passed the order on a petition by V Sivankutty, MLA, who alleged that the Minister had committed criminal contempt by making derogatory remarks against Justice Alexander Thomas who had criticised the style of functioning of the Advocate General's office.
In its order, the judges observed that they were satisfied that the petitioner had demonstrated a clear case for taking cognizance of the allegations of commission of criminal contempt.
The Minister had made the remarks in a Facebook post in July last while reacting to the Judge's observations.