Top courtroom reserves order in Bhushan contempt case


New Delhi, August 4

The Supreme Court in the present day reserved its orders on acceptability of an announcement submitted by activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan who’s dealing with felony contempt proceedings for his 2009 assertion allegedly scandalising the judiciary.

“Explanation/apology submitted by Prashant Bhushan and Tarun Tejpal have not been received so far. In case we do not accept these, we will hear the matter,” a three-judge Bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra mentioned whereas reserving its order.

Most a part of the listening to that came about in two classes remained ‘muted’ because the Bench selected to talk to senior counsel Rajeev Dhavan, representing Bhushan, on telephone.

The growth occurred on a day when 16 eminent members of the civil society, together with activist Aruna Roy, moved the Supreme Court searching for to intervene within the matter, contending contempt proceedings towards Bhushan amounted to stifling free speech. At the very outset, Justice Mishra requested Dhavan to demarcate the skinny line between free speech and contempt of courtroom. “How do we save the grace of the system and bring this to an end as well?” the Bench requested Dhavan. — TNS



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