तत्रापि च तद्व्यापारादविरोधः ॥ १६ ॥
tatrāpi ca tadvyāpārādavirodhaḥ || 16 ||
tatra—There; api—even; ca—and; tat-vyāpārāt—on account of his control; avirodhaḥ—there is no contradiction.
16. And on account of his (Yama’s) control even there (in those hells), there is no contradiction.
An objection is raised that since according to the Sruti the evil-doers suffer at the hands of Yama how is this possible in the hell called Raurava, where Chitragupta is the presiding deity. The Sutra says that there is no contradiction, as Chitragupta is directed by Yama.