The author of the offending article, Desh Kapoor had in August tendered an apology to the court and deleted the objectionable portion.
Taking a serious view at non-implementation of earlier order of the court, the judge convicted the said police officers and sentenced them to six months jail.
The Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church filed a contempt of court petition before the SC against the Chief Secretary, DGP and 18 other officials.
When the officials failed to implement the court order, the petitioners filed the said contempt case seeking action against the officials for willful disobedience of the court order.
It is alleged that when the Judicial officer, Jai Shankar was in court on December 5, 2016, the four abused him for not passing orders in their favour.
The apex court will work, after a full sanctioned strength of 31 judges -- after a long time -- with the recent appointment of two judges including Justices B R Gavai and Surya Kant.