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SC Adjourns Trial Of 11-Year-Old Contempt Case Against Prashant Bhushan

Lawstreet Journal 26 Jul 2020 5:54pm

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Prashant Bhushan passed some comments against the Supreme Court judges during an interview to Tehelka magazine 11 years ago, in 2009.

The Supreme Court on July 24, 2020, adjourned the hearing of a contempt case against Advocate Prashant Bhushan. The “contempt of court case” was filed by Advocate Harish Salve.

“We need to hear the matter, will give you time so as to let you prepare to your satisfaction,” a one-judge bench consisting of Justice Arun Mishra said to Senior Advocate Rajeev Dhavan, who was present on the side of Prashant Bhushan. The senior advocate mentioned that he requires a little time to analyze the previous records and get ready for the trial, as Advocate Ram Jethmalani, who was the previous representative for the Bhushan, passed away in 2019.

Congress politician Kapil Sibal, present on behalf of former Tehelka Editor-in-Chief Tarun Tejpal, also asked for some time, mentioning that a lot of years had passed, given the case was filed in 2009.

Senior Advocate Shanti Bhushan, of the age of 94, the father of Prashant Bhushan, desired from the court to be indicted in the case. But the court said: “Mr [Shanti] Bhushan, you are too senior to be impleaded. This is a suo motu issue and your argument is not a legal one, but an emotional one.”

During the interview Prashant Bhushan gave to reporter Shoma Chaudhury of Tehelka magazine, he accused half of the 16 previous chief justices of the Supreme Court to be corrupt. Bhushan admitted that he had no proof for… Continue Reading...

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