Senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan has been convicted by the Supreme Courtroom of contempt of courtroom. A photograph of Chief Justice Sharad Bobade using a bike on the Raj Bhavan in Nagpur was launched. Prashant Bhushan had commented on it.
Following Prashant Bhushan’s tweet, the apex courtroom had issued a contempt discover to him. In the meantime, the courtroom will hear the case on August 20. The listening to was held earlier than a bench of Justice Arun Mishra, Justice Bhushan Gavai and Justice Krishna Murari.
Prashant Bhushan had additionally tweeted expressing displeasure over the functioning of the Supreme Courtroom within the final six years. This can be a contempt of courtroom and lawyer Mahesh Maheshwari had demanded motion in opposition to Bhushan. Noting this, the apex courtroom had sought clarification from Bhushan concerning the two tweets.
On July 22, the apex courtroom had issued a present trigger discover to Prashant Bhushan for contempt of courtroom.
Prashant Bhushan’s aspect
Prashant Bhushan, whereas replying to the discover, had stated that irrespective of how clear, unacceptable and unsightly the expression of opinion was, it couldn’t be a contempt of courtroom.
He additionally stated that his tweet was concerning the private habits of the judges and didn’t put a finger on the judiciary. The courtroom had on August 5 reserved its order after Prashant Bhushan responded to the discover.
They Ask Twitter
The apex courtroom had requested Bhushan and Twitter to remark. Twitter on Wednesday requested why Bhushan’s two tweets weren’t eliminated. The courtroom stated in a press release that the tweets can be eliminated if ordered to take action, however that Twitter couldn’t take away them by itself.