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SC Agrees to hear Prashant Bhushan's Application seeking hearing on plea before review petitions are adjudicated [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 18 Dec 2020 9:27pm

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Supreme Court on 15th December 2020 agreed to hear on an application filed by Activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan on 14th December 2020, seeking a direction from the Apex Court that the two plea's praying review of the orders of conviction for contempt of court be heard after the adjudication of the petition raising the issue of right of appeal.

A three Judge Bench of the Supreme Court comprising of Justices AM Khanwilkar, BR Gavai and Krishna Murari allowed the prayer while considering the plea in chamber.

 

The bench upon perusing papers  made the Order as follows:

For the reasons mentioned in the application (I.A. No. 131968 of 2020) and in the interest of justice, the same is allowed in terms of prayer (I).

The Apex court had on August 14, 2020 held Bhushan guilty of criminal contempt for his two contemptuous tweets against the judiciary, saying they cannot be said to be a fair criticism of the functioning of the judiciary made in the public interest. Later, the Apex court had on August 31 sentenced him to either pay nominal fine of Re 1 or face a three-month jail term and debarment from law practice for three years in the case.

Activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan on 14th December 2020 moved the Supreme Court seeking a direction that his two pleas, in which he has sought review of the orders convicting and sentencing him for contempt of court for his tweets against the judiciary, be heard after adjudication of his separate petition raising the issue of right to appeal… Continue Reading...


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