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Supreme Court holds Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt of court Contempt Of Court

Supreme Court holds Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt of court

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 14 Aug 2020, 11:42 am

New Delhi/IBNS: The Supreme Court on Friday held senior advocate Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt of court for his two tweets against the judiciary, media reports said.

Bhushan had tweeted against the top court and Chief Justice of India, Sharad Arvind Bobde.

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The Supreme Court had earlier issued a notice to Bhushan seeking his response on why action should not be taken against him for levelling allegations against the judiciary in micro-blogging site Twitter.

Bhushan wrote on Twitter in June, "When historians in future look back at the last 6 years to see how democracy has been destroyed in India even without a formal Emergency, they will particularly mark the role of the Supreme Court in this destruction, & more particularly the role of the last 4 CJIs".

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In another tweet, he had said, "The CJI rides a Rs 50-lakh motorcycle belonging to a BJP [Bharatiya Janata Party] leader at Raj Bhavan, Nagpur, without wearing a mask or helmet, at a time when he keeps the SC on lockdown mode denying citizens their fundamental right to access justice!"

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The Supreme Court had taken contempt proceedings against Bhushan on its own.