Prashant Bhushan

Prashant Bhushan, Supreme Court contempt notice issued after tweeting on CBI controversy

Prashant Bhushan: Attorney General K.K. Venugopal and the Central Government had said in his petition that  Bhushan had said in his tweet that AG Venugopal had ‘misinterpreted’ the wrong information about the pending case in the court.

The Supreme Court’s senior counsel Prashant Bhushan has been stuck in the past by commenting on the CBI vs. CBI case. Supreme Court has issued notice to Prashant  in contempt case. Attorney General K.K. Venugopal and the Central Government had accused Prashant Bhushan in his petition that he had said in his tweet that attorney general Venugopal had ‘deliberately’ misinterpreted the pending case in the court. The next hearing of this case will be on March 7.

On one hand, where attorney general Venugopal does not want to “punish” against Prashant Bhushan in this case, the central government has demanded action against Prashant Bhushan for contempt of court. AG told the court, “I am hurt by the allegations of Prashant Bhushan. I do not want any action against Prashant Bhushan. But the court should decide how and should not comment on any lawyer about pending matters?

Justice Arun Mishra said, “We are not against the media reporting of the proceedings of the court, but should advise the advocates related to the pending cases in the media or avoid participating in TV debate.”

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Explain that the Central Government had approached the Supreme Court and demanded to initiate proceedings of contempt for advocate Prashant Bhushan, allegedly for some controversial tweets. Actually, Bhushan had tweeted the past few days about which the Center has argued that he is about to make M Nageshwar Rao’s wrong statement in the pending case related to appointment as interim director of CBI.

A few days ago, attorney general K. Venugopal also filed a similar contempt petition against Bhushan for alleged tweets. The bench, headed by Justice Arun Mishra, will hear the petition of NGO Common Cause on Wednesday, in which Rao has been challenged to appoint an interim director of the investigation agency. Bhushan alleged in his tweet that Venugopal had misled the apex court on the issue of Rao’s appointment by appearing on behalf of the Center.

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