Advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for the petitioner, had pointed out that the final decision to close the case has been taken even though several officers of the CBI recommended registration of a regular case for a further inquiry
It is well settled that a citizen while exercising right under Article 19(1) is entitled to make a fair criticism of a judge, judiciary and its functioning. However, the right under Article 19(1) is subject to restriction under clause (2) of Article 19.
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 Supreme Court bench led by Justice Arun Mishra today fined advocate Prashant Bhushan a symbolic Re 1 for contempt of court. The bench said he refused to apologise despite given the opportunity and also released his statement to the media, causing further publicity.
Advocate Prashant Bhushan has filed his supplementary statement before the Supreme Court in the suo motu criminal contempt proceedings initiated against him, refusing to tender an unconditional apology.
Advocate Prashant Bhushan has filed an application seeking deferment of hearing on sentence where the Supreme Court has held him guilty of contempt of Court till a review petition is filed and considered by the Court.
A petition has been filed before the Supreme Court seeking withdrawal of Senior Advocate Dushyant Dave’s Senior designation for his arguments while defending Senior Advocate Prashant Bhushan in a contempt case against him.