Prashant Bhushan Response To Us Is Even More Derogatory: Supreme Court

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Prashant Bhushan Response
Prashant Bhushan Response

The Supreme Court had asked Mr Venugopal: “Tell us what is to be done. We expected a different statement.”

Prashant Bhushan, who has refused to apologise for his tweets on Chief Justice of India SA Bobde and the Supreme Court, should be let go with a warning, the government’s top lawyer KK Venugopal said today.
“Let him go with a warning to tell him ‘please don’t repeat this in future’,” the Attorney General told the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court had asked Mr Venugopal: “Tell us what is to be done. We expected a different statement.”

Prashant Bhushan Response

The government lawyer said several sitting and retired judges had commented upon corruption in the higher judiciary.

“These statements would only be to tell the Court that you should look at the unclear and reform yourself,” Mr Venugopal said, adding that Mr Bhushan may be given a warning but need not be punished.

On Monday, Mr Bhushan, held guilty of contempt, has refused to retract or apologise after the three-day time window given by the top court. He said the tweets represented a bonafide belief that he holds and an apology, conditional or unconditional, would be insincere. Retracting now would be a “contempt of my conscience” and the court, said the lawyer-activist, who earlier said that would cheerfully accept punishment.

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