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Prashant Bushan pays up Re 1 effective, seeks evaluate of contempt conviction | India Information

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NEW DELHI: Advocate Prashant Bhushan deposited Re 1 effective quantity within the Supreme Court docket on Monday to flee default punishment of three months imprisonment and three years debarment from follow in SC, however sought evaluate of the August 14 […]

NEW DELHI: Advocate Prashant Bhushan deposited Re 1 effective quantity within the Supreme Court docket on Monday to flee default punishment of three months imprisonment and three years debarment from follow in SC, however sought evaluate of the August 14 judgment convicting him of contempt for tweeting ‘false and malicious’ statements in opposition to SC and CJIs, current and former.
Although on August 31, when he was sentenced by a bench of Justices Arun Mishra, B R Gavai and Krishna Murri, he had posed for {photograph} with a one rupee coin in hand alongside together with his counsel and senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan, Bhushan on Monday deposited a financial institution draft for Re 1 with SC registry in compliance with judgment which had requested him to deposit the effective quantity by September 15 to keep away from going to jail and getting debarred from working towards in SC.
Concurrently depositing the financial institution draft, dated September 11 and drawn on ICICI Financial institution, Bhushan filed a petition searching for evaluate of the August 14 judgment convicting him of contempt. The SC in its 108-page judgment had discovered him responsible of prison contempt of courtroom for his two ‘false and malicious’ tweets scandalising the CJI and the SC.
It had mentioned Bhushan’s each tweets – one, accusing the CJI of using a 50 lakh bike whereas maintaining the Supreme Court docket closed and the second, accusing current and 4 former CJIs of getting a job within the destruction of democracy in final six years – a calculated try and scandalise the CJI and the Supreme Court docket and denigrate the establishment of judiciary within the eyes of basic public to shake their intrinsic religion in it.
Bhushan mentioned he would file one other petition searching for evaluate of the August 31 judgment which sentenced him. He has already filed a writ petition searching for a mechanism of attraction in opposition to SC’s suo motu contempt verdicts holding anyone responsible. He mentioned the fitting to file attraction in opposition to any judgment is intrinsic to any justice supply system, which isn’t out there when the courtroom resorts to Article 129 powers and initiates suo motu contempt proceedings.
He mentioned days after the SC took cognisance of his tweets and initiated contempt proceedings, he had on July 26 written a letter to the CJI searching for posting of the proceedings earlier than a bench of which Justice Arun Mishra was not a part of whereas declaring “particular causes and apprehensions” to help his request.
Bhushan mentioned he didn’t increase this plea earlier than the bench headed by Justice Mishra throughout the suo motu contempt proceedings, because the Choose had in an earlier continuing had indicated that submitting an software searching for recusal of a decide would quantity to contempt of courtroom.
He mentioned he has been convicted by the three-judge bench with out contemplating his defence of reality and bona fide opinion which was a part of his elementary proper to free speech and expression. he mentioned that the SC convicted him even when legal professional basic Okay Okay Venugopal was of the agency view that it was not a match case for imposition of any punishment.
The AG had recommended to the courtroom that the proceedings must be dropped if Bhushan expressed remorse. However, Bhushan had refused to specific remorse and brushed apart re-think alternatives given by the courtroom saying he stood by what he had tweeted.
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