Certain kind of media reportage in pending matters was critically referred to before the Supreme Court by Attorney General K K Venugopal on Tuesday who said it "totally forbidden" and may amount to contempt of court. \tThe top law officer was appearing before a bench headed by Justice A M Khanwilkar to assist it in the hearing of the 2009 contempt case against activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan and journalist Tarun Tejpal. \tVenugopal was granted time to reformulate certain issues for its consideration in the contempt case in which the apex court in November 2009 had issued notices to Bhushan and Tejpal for allegedly casting aspersions on some sitting and former top court judges in an interview to news magazine 'Tehelka'. Tejpal was the editor of the magazine.\tVenugopal, during the brief hearing via video conferencing, referred to the comments of "electronic and print media" in pending court cases and said that they are "totally forbidden". \t"Today electronic media and print media are commenting on cases which are pending and it is seeking to influence the court," he said. \tToday, in big cases when bail applications are about to come up for hearing, TV reports are shown which are very "damaging for the accused who has filed the bail application", he said.