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Suo Moto contempt case against Prashant Bhushan

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(Source : Live Law)

 

21.07.2020

 

SC Registers Suo Moto Contempt Case Against Prashant Bhushan, Twitter India

 

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Read The Petition filed by Advocate Mahek Maheswari on July 9, seeking to initiate criminal contempt proceedings against Bhushan and Twitter India based on which SC has initiated suo motu Contempt against Bhushan And Twitter HERE

 

22.07.2020 Hearing [Day-1]

 

Read Live-Updates Here

 

Reports

 

SC Issues Contempt Notice To Advocate Prashant Bhushan Over His Tweets On Judiciary

 

Bhushan’s Tweets Brought Disrepute To Justice Administration & Undermined Dignity Of CJI’s Office: SC Expresses Prima Facie View

 

Read The Order Here

 

01.08.2020

 

‘Offence Of Scandalizing The Court Rooted In Colonial Assumptions’ :N Ram, Shourie, Bhushan Move SC Challenging Constitutionality Of Sec 2(c)(i) Of Contempt Of Courts Act

 

Read The Petition here

 

Prashant Bhushan Files Writ Petition In SC Seeking Recall Of Contempt Notice

 

Read Petition Here

 

Prashant Bhushan Seeks Certified Copy Of Administrative Order; SC Registry Quotes SC Rules

 

Read Office Report here

 

03.08.2020

 

‘Raising Concerns About The Manner In Which 4 CJIs Have Used Or Failed to Use Their Powers Doesn’t Amount To Contempt’ : Bhushan’s Files Reply In SC

 

Read Reply Here

 

04.08.2020

 

SC Registry Rejects Impleadment Application Filed By 16 Civil Society Activists

 

05.08.2020 [Hearing Day-2]

 

Live Updates

 

‘Why Only Certain Judges Get Politically Sensitive Matters?’ : Dave Raises Points Of Criticism Against SC In Prashant Bhushan Contempt Case

 

‘Comments Were Not Out Of Malice; But Out Of Love & Affection For Court’, Says Bhushan As SC Reserves Orders On Contempt Case

 

06.08.2020

 

Prashant Bhushan Files Fresh Application In Contempt Case To Lead Further Evidence

 

Reda Application Here

 

13.08.2020

 

Plea Challenging Contempt Law Withdrawn From SC; Liberty Granted To Approach HC

 

14.08.2020

 

Prashant Bhushan’s Tweets Tend to Shake Public Confidence In Institution Of Judiciary: SC

 

There Is No Requirement Of Taking Attorney General’s Consent In Suo Motu Contempt Proceedings:SC

 

SC Holds Prashant Bhushan Guilty Of Contempt For Tweets Against Judiciary; Will Hear Him On Sentence

 

 

Read the Judgemnt Here

 

17.08.2020

 

Contempt Verdict Against Prashant Bhushan Suffers From ‘Great Imbalances’; Will File Review: Dhavan Tells SC

 

19.08.2020

 

‘Undertakes To File Review In 30 Days’ : Prashant Bhushan Files Application To Defer Sentence Hearing In Contempt Case

 

Read Application Here

 

20.08.2020 [Hearing- Day-3]

 

Live Updates Here

 

“I Do Not Ask For Mercy, I Do Not Appeal to Magnanimity, I am Here To Cheerfully Submit to Any Penalty”: Prashant Bhushan Tells SC Quoting Gandhiji

 

‘My Statements Are Well Considered And Well Thought Of’: Prashant Bhushan Declines SC’s Offer For Time To Reconsider Statement

 

Attorney General Requests SC To Not Punish Prashant Bhushan In Contempt Case

 

To Punish For Contempt, Court Has To Show Comments ‘Substantially Interfered With Administration Of Justice’ :Dhavan Tells SC In Bhushan Case

 

Prashant Bhushan Contempt: SC Dismisses Appeal Against Registry Rejecting Intervention Application Filed By Activists

 

24.08.2020

 

“Offering An Apology Would Be Contempt Of My Conscience And That Of Supreme Court”: Prashant Bhushan Refuses To Apologize In Contempt Case [Read Affidavit]

 

Read Affidavit Here

 

25.08.2020 [Hearing- Day-4]

 

LIVE-UPDATES

 

‘We Expected Something Better’, SC On Prashant Bhushan’s Statement; AG Urges Court To Take ‘Compassionate View’

 

Tells Us What Is Wrong In Using The Word “Apology”‘: Asks Justice Mishra As SC Reserves Judgment In Prashant Bhushan Contempt Case Over Two Tweets

 

‘Not Seeking Mercy; Asking For Judicial Statesmanship’: Dhavan To SC In Prashant Bhushan Contempt Case

 

30.08.2020

 

SC to pronounce Judgement

 

SC Sentences Prashant Bhushan To A Fine Of Rupee One In The Contempt Case Over His Two Tweets

 

Read the Judgement here