Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice G S Kulkarni pointed at him and asked, "How can journalists come to court wearing jeans and T-shirt?" Justice Chellur then turned to the counsel for Mumbai civic body SS Pakale and asked him if there was any dress code for journalists.
When Mr Pakale said there was no such code, she wanted to know if wearing such attire to court was appreciated.
The court, however, did not pass any direction or guidelines on the clothes journalists should wear while covering court proceedings. This was the first time when a high court objected to the clothes worn by journalists.
The new rules proved embarrassing for a foreign couple who even had to pay a fine of Rs 2,500 for not following the dress code. The duo was charged with an offence under section 112 of the Bombay Police Act. The couple was also asked to cover themselves with a shawl, which was followed by a heated argument between the duo and the police, eventually leading to their arrest.
(With inputs from PTI)