Supreme Court finds Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt against CJI

The Supreme Court has convicted senior advocate Prashant Bhushan in the contempt case. His sentence will be debated on 20 August.

Yogita S.

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Published on 14 Aug 2020 10:02 AM GMT

Supreme Court finds Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt against CJI
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New Delhi: The Supreme Court has convicted senior advocate Prashant Bhushan in the contempt case. His sentence will be debated on 20 August. Bhushan is held guilty of contempt for two tweets made about Chief Justice of India SA Bobad and four former Chief Justices. His sentence will now be heard in the court on August 20.

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Prashant Bhushan made a controversial comment:

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. Now the sentence will be heard on 20 August. During the hearing of this case, Prashant Bhushan had said that the tweet may be unpleasant, but not contempt.

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Taking suo motu cognizance of two separate tweets made by Prashant Bhushan regarding Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde and four former CJIs, the Supreme Court had initiated contempt action against him. The Supreme Court sent a notice to Prashant Bhushan.

Supreme Court sends notice to Prashant Bhushan:

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. '

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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. '

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Yogita S.

Yogita S.

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