Prashant Bhushan refused to apologize yesterday, i.e. Monday, in the contempt of court case. The court gave the senior counsel time till tomorrow. Today the court will hear again. In fact, the Supreme Court had on Thursday asked social activist and senior advocate Prashant Bhushan to reconsider his statement, apologise for the contempt of court tweet. For this, the court granted him till August 24.
It is expected that the Supreme Court can sentence against senior advocate Prashant Bhushan in contempt of court today.
The apex court had on 20th August asked Bhushan to reconsider his tweet and apologize for the tweet made on Chief Justice of India, SA Bobde, on Monday while hearing his sentence. On August 14th, the court had convicted Prashant Bhushan.
In the contempt of court case, senior advocate Prashant Bhushan refused to apologize to the Supreme Court and said that it was his view and he stood by it. Advocate Prashant Bhushan, who was found guilty of contempt for his tweet against the judges, has filed his reply in the Supreme Court. Prashant Bhushan said in his statement presented before the court on Monday that I believe the Supreme Court is the ultimate bastion of hope for the protection of fundamental rights.
Prashant Bhushan said in his statement presented before the court on Monday that, “I believe the Supreme Court is the ultimate bastion of hope for the protection of fundamental rights”. The tweets represent his faith and withdrawing his statements would be an insincere apology. .
Prashant Bhushan said, ‘My statement was goodwill. If I withdraw my statement before this court, I believe that if I offer an honest apology, I would be in contempt for my conscience and the institution in which I hold supreme faith. ‘
In fact, the Supreme Court had on Thursday asked social activist and senior advocate Prashant Bhushan to reconsider his unconfirmed statement about the contempt of court tweet and for this he has been given two to three days. The court had granted till August 24.
The Supreme Court dismissed Prashant Bhushan’s plea in which he had appealed to send the nature of the sentence in this case to another bench. A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra told senior advocate Dushyant Dave, appearing for the court on behalf of Prashant Bhushan, that no action is taken against him until a decision is reached on the reconsideration petition to convict him in the case. This means that the punishment given to him will not be applicable.
Prashant Bhushan told the Supreme Court that he was pained that he was ‘greatly misunderstood’ in the case. He said ‘I have tried to discharge my ultimate duty through tweet’. Quoting Mahatma Gandhi, Prashant Bhushan had said, ‘I do not beg for mercy nor do I appeal to you for generosity. I have come here to embellish any punishment, which will be given to me for what the court considers a crime, while it is not a mistake in my eyes, but my highest duty towards the citizens. ‘