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Heated Courtroom Exchange Between SG Tushar Mehta & Prashant Bhushan in Zinc Disinvestment Matter, SG says, “The lordships must stop him”

Lawstreet Journal 8 Apr 2021 7:00pm

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On Monday (April 5, 2021), a three judge Bench of the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice of India, SA Bobde heard submissions on the Hindustan Zinc Disinvestment matter. The plea was filed by National Confederation of Officers' Associations of Central Public Sector Undertakings. It pertained to questions on Centre’s decision to disinvest in Hindustan Zinc.

Solicitor General, Tushar Mehta and Senior Advocate Prashant Bhushan were on opposite sides putting forward their contentions. During this, the SG asked Bhushan to not “abuse every individual and institution.”

Along with this, the SG also asked Bhushan to not make allegations against the people that are not present in the court. 

Mehta said, “Don't abuse every individual and every institution. Mr Rohatgi who appeared in this matter for Vedanta has not given any opinion in this matter."

This remark from the SG came soon after Bhushan contended question on failure of CBI to file a normal case even after repeated recommendations from Senior Officials. He also stated the then Attorney General had opined unneedful to file a case as to when he was a lawyer to the parties involved. 

Bhushan went on to say, "There were news reports which said that it was ultimately referred to the then Attorney General and the then AG opined that there was no need to file a regular case. The then AG happens to be the lawyer for this Vedanta Company.”

This is when the SG, Mehta asked the Court to stop his counterpart, Bhushan to make further allegations. He said:

"This person, the… Continue Reading...


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