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BCI directs BCD to study SC judgment in Bhushan contempt case in light of powers under Advocates Act

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New Delhi: The Bar Council of India (BCI) today directed the Bar Council of Delhi (BCD) through a press release to thoroughly examine the judgment of the Supreme Court in Prashant Bhushan’s suo moto contempt petition holding him guilty of criminal contempt of court.

The BCI has directed the BCD to thoroughly study and examine the tweets and statement made by Bhushan and the SC judgment 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-II, Part- VI of Bar Council of India Rules.

The press release stated that “The General Council of the Bar Council of India has unanimously resolved to direct the Bar Council of Delhi, where Shri Prashant Bhushan is enrolled as an Advocate, to examine the matter and proceed as per law and rules decide the same as expeditiously as possible.”

The decision has been taken in a meeting of the General Council of the Bar Council of India held on September 3.   

Read the letter here;


– India Legal Bureau

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