SC initiates contempt complaints in opposition to advocate Prashant Bhushan, Twitter India

Written by Ananthakrishnan G
| New Delhi |

Up so a ways: July 21, 2020 11: 05: 13 pm

The tip court docket will additionally absorb on July 24 one other contempt topic in opposition to Bhushan and typical Editor-In-Chief of Tehelka magazine Tarun Tejpal. (File)The Supreme Court will absorb for hearing Wednesday a suo motu criminal contempt case in opposition to advocate Prashant Bhushan.
The bench of Justices Arun Mishra, B R Gavai and Krishna Murari will hear the topic in which Twitter India has additionally been made a celebration.
The topic pertains to some tweets made by Bhushan however particular small print are no longer known.
The tip court docket will additionally absorb on July 24 one other contempt topic in opposition to Bhushan and typical Editor-In-Chief of Tehelka magazine Tarun Tejpal. The 2009 topic pertains to statements by Bhushan in opposition to typical Chief Justices and the then Chief Justice of India S H Kapadia in an interview to Tehelka.
Senior advocate Harish Salve, who modified into as soon as amicus curiae in the 2009 topic, had submitted a narrative, drawing the court docket’s attention to the alleged statements.
Senior advocate Ram Jethmalani had represented Bhushan in the topic. Jethmalani handed away closing 365 days.
What is Contempt of Court?
In step with the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971, contempt of court docket can both be civil contempt or criminal contempt. Civil contempt procedure wilful disobedience to any judgment, decree, direction, provide an explanation for, writ or varied strategy of a court docket or wilful breach of an endeavor given to a court docket. On the many hand, criminal contempt procedure the e-newsletter (whether by words, spoken or written, or by indicators, or by viewed representations, or in another case) of any topic or the doing of any varied act whatsoever which
(i) scandalises or tends to scandalise, or lowers or tends to lower the authority of, any court docket; or
(ii) prejudices, or interferes or tends to intervene with, the due direction of any judicial continuing; or
(iii) interferes or tends to intervene with, or obstructs or tends to obstruct, the administration of justice in any varied manner.
A contempt of court docket will likely be punished with straightforward imprisonment for a time duration which may perhaps lengthen to six months, or with fair which may perhaps lengthen to 2 thousand rupees, or with each and each, provided that the accused will likely be discharged or the punishment awarded will likely be remitted on apology being made to the satisfaction of the court docket.
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