Last year, Pune police arrested activist Vernon Gonsalves for allegedly having links with the banned CPI-Maoist. And yesterday, at his bail plea hearing at the Bombay HC, Justice Sarang Kotwal had an interesting comment about the books and documents discovered at his place. 

Reportedly, Justice Kotwal had this question for Gonsalves, over his copy of Tolstoy’s War and Peace. 

Why would you keep a book about a war in another country at your home?

War and Peace, written by Russian author Leo Tolstoy, is considered as one of the greatest works in world literature. And Twitterati was quick to call out the judge’s illogical concerns over the classic. 

As of now, Justice Kotwal has not responded to the criticism he’s faced on social media.