SC reserves order in Bhushan case

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 5

The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its order on a suo motu prison contempt case in opposition to activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan and Twitter Inc for his tweets allegedly scandalising the judiciary.

A 3-judge Bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra reserved its order after listening to at size senior advocate Dushyant Dave, on behalf of Bhushan. He stated no establishment needs to be free from public criticism.

On Tuesday, it had reserved its order in an 11-year-old contempt case in opposition to Bhushan by which the lawyer has expressed remorse, however refused to apologise.

With regard to the suo motu contempt case, the highest court docket Registry refused to just accept a petition filed by 16 activists looking for to intervene in it.

During the listening to, Dave tried to impress upon the Bench that Bhushan’s tweets essential of CJI SA Bobde and former CJIs didn’t quantity to scandalising the judiciary.

“He criticises the court because of love and affection for the institution. He did not impute any motive. Please don’t misunderstand him,” Dave submitted.

On behalf of Twitter, senior counsel Sajan Poovayya stated his consumer was solely an middleman on this case. “There are 50 crore tweets every day. It’s not possible for us to look at all of them. After the court’s notice we withheld the tweets in question. I (Twitter) should not have been impleaded at all,” Poovayya submitted.

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