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Re 1 fine on Prashant Bhushan for contempt of court

Aug 31, 2020 13:41 IST

The Supreme Court on Monday slapped a token fine of Re 1 on advocate Prashant Bhushan, who was held guilty of contempt for his tweets criticising the CJI and the Supreme Court. Bhushan has been asked to pay the fine by September 15, failing which he will be sentenced to three months in jail or will be barred from practicing as a lawyer for three years. Prashant Bhushan had refused to retract his comments or apologise, maintaining that it would be contempt of his conscience and the court. While pronouncing the sentence, the court said that Bhushan brought disrepute to the court by giving wide publicity to his statements before they were considered by the court.

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