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Renowned lawyer Prashant Bhushan convicted by Supreme Court for contempt of court, will hear the sentence on August 20 …
The Supreme Court has found Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt of court. A bench of Justices Arun Mishra, Justice BR Gavai and Justice Krishna Murari delivered the judgment on Friday. How much punishment will be given to Prashant Bhushan in this case, will be heard in the court on August 20. In this case there is a provision for a sentence of six months or / and a fine of two thousand rupees, but if Prashant Bhushan apologizes for his tweet and the court is satisfied with his apology, then he can also be forgiven by giving symbolic punishment. is. But will Prashant Bhushan apologize for his tweet? He has described his tweet in the realm of 'healthy criticism' while appearing for the Supreme Court.
The judiciary is also not free from corruption – Abha Singh
Senior advocate Abha Singh expressed grief over Prashant Bhushan being found guilty of contempt of court. He said that Prashant Bhushan had raised the issue of corruption in the judiciary through his tweet. Acting on Prashant Bhushan's tweet, the matter should have been investigated. Today no one can say that the judiciary is completely free from corruption, so raising such an issue should not be considered contempt of the judiciary. She said that she hoped that on August 20, when the matter would be debated in the case, the Supreme Court would take a compassionate stand and be released from the sentence.
Supreme court supremacy remains- Majid Menon
Senior advocate Majid Menon said that the success of democracy in the country rests on the basis of a fair and independent judiciary. Its supremacy must remain intact. Whether a lawyer or a judge or a person from other parts of society, no one can be allowed to be in contempt of the judiciary. He said that the fear of the judiciary should remain intact. No finger can be raised on his supremacy.
Stringent punishment provisions
Supreme Court lawyer Ashwani Upadhyay said that under the Contempt of Court Act, 1971 (Contempt of court Act, 1971) a person convicted in this case can be sentenced to six months, or / and fined two thousand rupees. Can. In addition, the court may pass a number of punitive orders. It may also include the cancellation of a lawyer's license of advocacy and his grade down.
What kind of cases
Contempt of court also has many topics in the case. Deliberate disobedience of a court decision decree, order or other process is called civil contempt. To publish any objectionable matter about the court is under criminal contempt. But healthy publication of a case, healthy criticism or commenting on the administrative side of the court does not come under contempt.
During the hearing of a 1991 case, the Supreme Court made it clear that it has the right to punish anyone not only in the matter of contempt but also in the cases of High Court or Subordinate Courts. Its act is aimed at the Supreme Court's ability to take impartial decisions without fear of anyone.
They have got punishment
The contempt of court has at times also prevailed over those involved in the judicial process. Former Justice Karnan and senior advocate RK Anand have also been sentenced for contempt of court. Similarly, some big companies have also faced penalty in contempt of court.