Prashant Bhushan refuses to apologize in Supreme Court for his tweet
Senior advocate Prashant Bhushan, convicted in the contempt case, has refused to apologize to the Supreme Court.
Senior advocate Prashant Bhushan, convicted in the contempt case, has refused to apologize to the Supreme Court. He said that if I withdraw my statement before the court and offer amnesty, it would be a contempt of my conscience. The country's highest court gave him time to reconsider his statements.
Prashant Bhushan's statement against ex CJI:
The Supreme Court had on August 20 reserved its order to prosecute Bhushan against the court proceedings, but asked him to reconsider the statement by 24 August and seek an unconditional apology.
I would not apology:
Prashant Bhushan said, 'My statement was goodwill. If I withdraw my statement before this court, I believe that if I offer an honest apology, then I would be in contempt for my conscience and the institution in which I hold supreme faith. '
In his tweet, Bhushan commented on the picture of Chief Justice SA Bobde sitting on a motorcycle and in another tweet commented on the tenure of four former Chief Justices. At the beginning of the hearing, pleading Bhushan to file a review petition, the court was requested to postpone the hearing on the sentence.
In the contempt case, senior advocate Prashant Bhushan has been convicted by the Supreme Court. Taking suo motu cognizance in the tweet case, the Supreme Court has held lawyer Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt of court. During the hearing of this case, Prashant Bhushan had said that the tweet may be unpleasant, but not contempt.
Responding to the notice, senior advocate Prashant Bhushan had said, “Criticism of the CJI does not diminish the dignity of the Supreme Court. The tweet about CJI riding on the bike shows their anguish for not having a normal hearing in court. Apart from this, my thinking is behind the tweet about four former CJIs, which may seem unpleasant, but not contempt. ‘