Justice Basant is also heard criticising the Supreme Court, which set aside the acquittal and sent the case back to Kerala HC.
Amid a barrage of criticism, he clarified what he was being shown as saying was an unethical recording of an off-the-record comment. “If I was asked to decide the case again, I would decide the same way. Please read the judgment,” he said. The case pertains to the alleged abduction and rape of a 16-year-old.