The bench observed that the statements given by judges in press are not relevant for consideration of Bhushan's sentence. The bench also deprecated his act of publicizing his statements to bring further disrepute to the Court.
SC sentences Prashant Bhushan to a fine of Rupees 1 within September 15, and in case of failure to deposit, he will have to undergo sentence for 3 months and will be debarred from practise for three months(in case of default)
"We have considered the sane advise given by the Attorney General, and have concluded that the conduct of present contemnor also needs to be taken into consideration" : SC
In the matter also, we not only have an opportunity but also directly and indirectly persuaded the contemnor to express regret. This was not heeded to by the contemnor and he gave wide publicity to his statments : SC