The Delhi High Court was informed by lawyer Prashant Bhushan that a petition has been moved by him before the Apex Court challenging the appointment of IPS Officer Rakesh Asthana as the Police Commissioner of Delhi.
On Chief Justice S.A. Bobde' inquiry, Senior Advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for the NGO, submitted, “The SPP should be independent of Centre and in such matters, the Court should not be swayed by the names proposed by the Centre.”
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta Today getting furious over Prashant Bhushan’s statement against the former Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi said, “Your Majesty has been taken for granted…he has made a habit to accuse every person and institution.”
Advocate Sunil Kumar Singh has made note of Bhushan’s tweet that read “The independence of the judiciary has collapsed: Prashant Bhushan”: This is the full interview online,” along with his half photograph peeping out of the picture frame.
A letter has been written to the Attorney General of India requesting his consent for initiation of fresh proceedings against advocate Prashan Bhushan under Section 15 of the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971, read with Rule 3(c) of The Rules To Regulate Proceedings For Contempt of Supreme Court 1975.
Even as the Covid conflagration rages and the nation hurtles towards an economic crisis of unfathomable proportions, controversies surrounding the judiciary continue to compete for the headlines as they have been doing for the last several weeks.
The Supreme Court today adjourned till the first week of November, a 2009 contempt case against Senior Advocate Prashant Bhushan and Tarun Tejpal for allegedly casting aspersions on some sitting and former top court judges in an interview to the news magazine Tehelka.