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[LIVE UPDATES] Prashant Bhushan-Tehelka 2009 Contempt Case

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17 Aug 2020 7:16 AM GMT
[LIVE UPDATES] Prashant Bhushan-Tehelka 2009 Contempt Case
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  • 17 Aug 2020 7:34 AM GMT

    2. What is the process to be adopted for making such allegations with respect to sitting and retired judges?

    Dr.Dhavan said matter needs to b referred to a larger bench.

    We would like to hear on that aspect as well"

  • 17 Aug 2020 7:33 AM GMT

    The bench adjourns the case to August 24.

    States in the order :

    "The questions framed by this court have certain ramifications

    1. If statements as to corruption of judges can be made, in what circumstances it can be made.

  • 17 Aug 2020 7:30 AM GMT

    Dhavan submits that the questions raised by the bench are very 'meaningful' .

    Dhavan submits that these questions need to be examined by a larger bench.

  • 17 Aug 2020 7:28 AM GMT

    Dhavan submits that the questions raised by the bench are very 'meaningful' .

  • 17 Aug 2020 7:26 AM GMT

    Dhavan also submits that 'he certainly wants to give the matter a quietus'.

  • 17 Aug 2020 7:24 AM GMT

    Justice Arun Misra says that the Court is keen to have a 'quietus' to the issue.

  • 17 Aug 2020 7:23 AM GMT

    Justice Arun Mishra says that the cirucmstances of the allegations have to be looked into. Says there is a judgment by Justice J S Verma, which says corruption allegations against judges should not be made public at the first instance, and should be made to the Court for probe.

  • 17 Aug 2020 7:22 AM GMT

    Advocate Shanti Bhushan submits that the matter should be heard only after the court starts physical functioning.

  • 17 Aug 2020 7:21 AM GMT

    Advocate Shanti Bhushan submits that the matter should be heard only after the court starts physical functioning.

  • 17 Aug 2020 7:21 AM GMT

    Corruption allegations per se cannot be contempt, submits Dhavan. He says that Justice Arun Mishra, while he was a judge of Calcutta HC, was part of a judgment which held that the corruption allegations made by Mamta Banerjee against judges did not amount to contempt per se.

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