Defer listening to on sentencing, Bhushan implores apex courtroom


Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 19

Convicted of contempt of courtroom for his tweets in opposition to CJI SA Bobde and 4 final CJIs, activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court urging it to defer arguments on sentence scheduled for August 20.

In an software, Bhushan stated he supposed to file a petition looking for overview of the August 14 order convicting him of contempt of courtroom for scandalising the judiciary.

Constitution Bench should hear matter

In view of the substantial questions of regulation on the interpretation of the Constitution of India and having severe repercussions on the basic rights, the matter requires to be heard by a Constitution Bench — Justice Kurian Joseph, former Supreme Court Judge

He prayed that the listening to on sentence be deferred till the proposed overview petition was filed and determined. “The applicant undertakes to file the review within 30 days from the date of judgment, as he is entitled under the law,” he submitted.

He added, “If this honourable court proceeds with the hearing on sentence and imposes any sentence, the same may be directed to be stayed till the remedy of review is exhausted by the applicant.”

He submitted that “human judgement is not infallible. Despite all provisions ensuring a fair trial and a just decision, mistakes are possible and errors cannot be ruled out”.



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