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Suo Moto Contempt Case Registered by the Supreme Court against Prashant Bhushan and Twitter India

Lawstreet Journal 23 Jul 2020 10:38pm

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The Supreme Court of India registered a suo moto ‘contempt of court case’ against Prashant Bhushan and Twitter India. The case is listed before a Supreme Court bench comprising of Justices Arun Mishra, B R Gavai, and Krishna Murari on Wednesday, 22nd July 2020. As per the records of the Supreme Court, the case is seen registered at 3:48 pm on Tuesday, 21st July 2020, and is numbered as SMC (Crl) 1/2020. The cause of action on suo moto case proceeding is yet to be known. A contempt case registered in 2009 against Prashant Bhushan and Tarun Tejpal who is a former editor of Tehelka magazine is also listed before the same bench to be heard on Friday, 24th July 2020. The case relates to certain comments made by Bhushan in an interview to Tehelka magazine against former Chief Justice of India S H Kapadia. 

On Wednesday, 22 July 2020, the Supreme Court issued a notice to seeking his response on why any action should not be taken against him for tweeting such serious allegations against the judiciary. The Supreme Court also asked Twitter India as to why it did not remove Mr. Bhushan’s tweets when a contempt action became evident. Contempt proceeding has also been started against Twitter India. The Indian arm of the microblogging website said it will convey the top court's message to its parent Twitter Inc. 

Last month, Mr. Bhushan alleged the judiciary had a hand in dealing with damage to democracy. In an order dated Tuesday, 21st… Continue Reading...

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