Tribune News Service
New Delhi, September 12
Activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan on Saturday moved the Supreme Court (SC) in search of proper to intra-court attraction to be heard by a bigger and completely different Bench in contempt of courtroom circumstances determined by the highest courtroom, saying the absence of attraction provision violated the rules of pure justice.
Alternatively, the courtroom ought to difficulty a course declaring that assessment petitions filed towards SC’s conviction orders in felony contempt circumstances can be heard in open courtroom by a special Bench, Bhushan submitted in his petition. “Contempt proceedings are one through which the injured occasion (Supreme Court) acts because the prosecutor, the witness and the decide, thereby elevating worry of inherent bias. As a decide the facility of the Supreme Court to convict and sentence the accused is limitless and arbitrary… No one may be without delay a suitor and a decide.
Thus, there’s a want for an intra-court attraction,” Bhushan submitted. The petition comes lower than two weeks after the Supreme Court imposed a token advantageous of Re 1 on Bhushan, who was convicted for felony contempt for his two tweets towards the judiciary, saying he had tried to “denigrate the reputation of the institution of administration of justice”.
The conviction and sentence had come after Bhushan refused to apologise to the courtroom. After the sentence was pronounced, he had introduced that he would pay the advantageous and file a assessment petition.
Bhushan is dealing with one other felony contempt case initiated within the prime courtroom 2009 for his assertion in Tehelka journal that half the 16 former CJIs have been “corrupt”.