Supreme Court holds Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt for derogatory tweets against judiciary [14.8.2020] See 2020 Legal Eagle 483 (SC)

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New Delhi, The Supreme Court on Friday held Advocate Prashant Bhushan guilty of criminal contempt of court for two tweets which it said were based on “distorted facts”, constituted a “scurrilous/ malicious… attack” on the “entire Supreme Court”, and had the effect of “destabilising the very foundation” of the judiciary.

The court will hear arguments on the quantum of punishment on August 20.

The Bench of Justices Arun Mishra, B R Gavai and Krishna Murari underlined the importance of protecting the faith of citizens in the Supreme Court, and of responding “firmly” to unjustified attacks.


15 Aug 2020