New Delhi, Jan 03 (Agencies): The Supreme Court on Monday issued a contempt notice to TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao, actress- turned-party MP from Vijayawada Vijayashanti and 10 others for allegedly vandalising the Andhra Pradesh High Court and hurling slippers at two judges in September last over Telananga row.

One of the judges C V Nagaarjun Reddy had at that time resigned in protest but subsequently withdrew it.

A bench of justices J M Panchal and H L Gokhale issued the notice after counsel N Rajaraman and Sateesh Galla submitted that the alleged contemnors had scandalised the judiciary and wilfully obstructed administration of justice by resorting to such agitation.

Others against whom the contempt notices have been issued are Madhu Yashki, MP Nizamabadad, K Taraka Rama Rao and Etala Rajendra, MLAs, D.Prakash Reddy, President A.P. High Court Bar Association, A Narasimha Reddy, Chairman of Bar Council of Andhra Pradesh, Satyam Reddy, Jyoti Kiran, Vinay Kumar Goud, advocates advocate the High Court Bar Association, K Kavitha, President Telanga Jagruthi Samithi and party leader N. Narsimha Reddy. The petitioner A Jayaprakash, a former TDP MLA, had argued that on September 15, 2010, about 200 to 300 advocates entered the court rooms and vandalised the premises.

They also allegedly threw chappals on justices and NRammohan Rao. The judges were also subjected to abusive and filthy language and forced to leave their respective seats. Consequently, all the courts stopped functioning.

It was alleged that the advocates also thrashed the court staff, injuring two of them, and damaged furniture and books of the court hall.

According to the petition, the Registrar General of the High Court had earlier issued a direction that only advocates with identity cards will be permitted inside the premises.

However, in violation of the directive, political leaders, led by Chandrasekhar Rao, Viayashanti and others, had entered the place and delivered speeches expressing solidarity with the agitating advocates.

The alleged inflammatory speeches encouraged not only the High Court advocates but also advocates in district/munsiff courts, the petition alleged seeking action against them on the charge of contempt of court.

The demand of the group of lawyers was to provide reservation of 42% posts in the appointment of law officers of the state government.