New Delhi: During the hearing on Friday, the Supreme Court held Prashant Bhushan guilty in the contempt case of the Supreme Court. What punishment will be given to Prashant Bhushan will be debated on 20 August.
The case was heard by a bench of Justices Arun Mishra, B.R. Gavai and Krishna Murari, and the bench had reserved its order on August 5. On Friday, while reading out the judgment, Justice Gavai said that Bhushan committed “serious contempt of the court”, according to LiveLaw.
Let us please tell you that Chief Justice of India Sharad A, taking suo motu cognizance of the separate tweets made about Bobde and the Supreme Court, the Supreme Court had initiated contempt action against Prashant Bhushan.
In response to the contempt notice, Advocate Bhushan said in the Supreme Court hearing that criticism of the Chief Justice does not diminish the dignity of the Supreme Court. Tweeting about the Chief Justice riding a very expensive bike shows his anguish for not having a general hearing in the Supreme Court.
Prashant Bhushan had said that he has his own thinking behind the tweets made about the 4 former Chief Justice of India of the Supreme Court, which may be unpleasant to anyone but is not in contempt of the Supreme Court. Prashant Bhushan argued that the Supreme Court should repeal the contempt proceedings against him.