Tribune News Service
New Delhi, August 24
Attorney General Okay Okay Venugopal on Tuesday advised the Supreme courtroom that activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan, convicted for contempt, needs to be forgiven.
“Prashant Bhushan has freedom of speech, but says he will not tender an apology for contempt”, stated the SC
The Attorney General advised the SC, “The court should warn Prashant Bhushan and take a compassionate view.”
The SC stated: “A person should realise his mistake; we gave Bhushan time, but he says he will not apologise.”
Prashant Bhushan had on Monday refused to apologise for his contemptuous tweets scandalising the judiciary and requested the Supreme Court to recall its August 14 order convicting him of contempt of courtroom.
In a recent assertion filed in high courtroom, a defiant Bhushan had stated an insincere apology would quantity to “contempt of my conscience and of an institution that I hold in highest esteem”.
An apology for expression of beliefs, conditional or unconditional, can be insincere, Bhushan had stated in a two-page assertion filed within the courtroom. With PTI alerts