Contempt of Court: BCI asks Delhi Bar Council to look at Prashant Bhushan’s tweets


Tribune News Service
New Delhi, September 4

The Bar Council of India has informed Bar Council of Delhi to look at lawyer-activist Prashant Bhushan’s tweets that led to Supreme Court’s resolution to convict him for contempt of court docket.

In a press launch issued after its assembly on Friday, the Bar Council of India’s mentioned it had mentioned the court docket’s judgement at size and “unanimously resolved” to direct the Bar Council of Delhi, the place Prashant Bhushan is enrolled, to “study the matter and proceed as per legal guidelines and guidelines to resolve the identical as expeditiously as attainable”.

“The Council is of the view that the tweets and statements made by Shri Prashant Bhushan, Advocate and the Judgment of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India needs thorough study and examination by the Bar Council in the light of the statutory duties, powers and functions conferred on it under the Advocates’ Act, 1961 and the rules framed thereunder, particularly, Section-24A and Section-35 of the Advocates Act. 1961 and Chapter-ll, Part-Vl of Bar Council of India Rules,” the BCI mentioned.

Here is the complete textual content of the press launch

The General Council of the Bar Council of India at its assembly dated 06.09.2020 by the use of Video-Conference beneath Item No.427/2020 had mentioned and deliberated upon the judgment dated 14th August, 2020 and 3lst August, 2020 delivered by Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in “Court of its own motion versus Prashant Bhushan (Suo Moto Contempt Petition (Crl.) No.1 of 2020)” holding Shri Prashant Bhushan, Advocate, responsible of felony contempt of court docket. The Council is of the view that the tweets and statements made by Shri Prashant Bhushan, Advocate and the Judgment of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India wants thorough examine and examination by the Bar Council within the gentle of the statutory duties, powers and capabilities conferred on it beneath the Advocates’ Act, 1961 and the foundations framed thereunder, significantly, Section-24A and Section-35 of the Advocates Act. 1961 and Chapter-ll, Part-Vl of Bar Council of India Rules.

The General Council of the Bar Council of India has unanimously resolved to direct the Bar Council of Delhi, the place Shri Prashant Bhushan is enrolled as an Advocate, to look at the matter and proceed as per regulation and guidelines to resolve the identical as expeditiously as attainable.

The agenda assembly was presided over by Hon’ble Vice-Chairman, Mr. Satish A. Deshmukh.

 



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