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[Prashant Bhushan Contempt Case] [Time Line, Petitions, Pleadings, Arguments,Orders]

31 Aug 2020 4:49 AM GMT
[Prashant Bhushan Contempt Case] [Time Line, Petitions, Pleadings, Arguments,Orders]

21.07.2020SC Registers Suo Moto Contempt Case Against Prashant Bhushan, Twitter IndiaRead The Petition filed by Advocate Mahek Maheswari on July 9, seeking to initiate criminal contempt proceedings against Bhushan and Twitter India based on which SC haas initiated suo motu Contempt against Bhushan And Twitter HERE22.07.2020 Hearing [Day-1]Read Live-Updates...

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SC Registers Suo Moto Contempt Case Against Prashant Bhushan, Twitter India

Read  The Petition filed by Advocate Mahek Maheswari on July 9, seeking to initiate criminal contempt proceedings against Bhushan and Twitter India based on which SC haas initiated suo motu Contempt against Bhushan And Twitter HERE

22.07.2020 Hearing [Day-1]

Read Live-Updates Here


SC Issues Contempt Notice To Advocate Prashant Bhushan Over His Tweets On Judiciary

Bhushan's Tweets Brought Disrepute To Justice Administration & Undermined Dignity Of CJI's Office: SC Expresses Prima Facie View

Read The Order Here


'Offence Of Scandalizing The Court Rooted In Colonial Assumptions' :N Ram, Shourie, Bhushan Move SC Challenging Constitutionality Of Sec 2(c)(i) Of Contempt Of Courts Act

Read The Petition here

Prashant Bhushan Files Writ Petition In SC Seeking Recall Of Contempt Notice

Read Petition Here 

Prashant Bhushan Seeks Certified Copy Of Administrative Order; SC Registry Quotes SC Rules

Read Office Report here


'Raising Concerns About The Manner In Which 4 CJIs Have Used Or Failed to Use Their Powers Doesn't Amount To Contempt' : Bhushan's Files Reply In SC

Read Reply Here


SC Registry Rejects Impleadment Application Filed By 16 Civil Society Activists

05.08.2020 [Hearing Day-2]

Live Updates

'Why Only Certain Judges Get Politically Sensitive Matters?' : Dave Raises Points Of Criticism Against SC In Prashant Bhushan Contempt Case

'Comments Were Not Out Of Malice; But Out Of Love & Affection For Court', Says Bhushan As SC Reserves Orders On Contempt Case


Prashant Bhushan Files Fresh Application In Contempt Case To Lead Further Evidence

Reda Application Here


Plea Challenging Contempt Law Withdrawn From SC; Liberty Granted To Approach HC


Prashant Bhushan's Tweets Tend to Shake Public Confidence In Institution Of Judiciary: SC

There Is No Requirement Of Taking Attorney General's Consent In Suo Motu Contempt Proceedings:SC

SC Holds Prashant Bhushan Guilty Of Contempt For Tweets Against Judiciary; Will Hear Him On Sentence

Read the Judgemnt Here


Contempt Verdict Against Prashant Bhushan Suffers From 'Great Imbalances'; Will File Review: Dhavan Tells SC


'Undertakes To File Review In 30 Days' : Prashant Bhushan Files Application To Defer Sentence Hearing In Contempt Case

Read Application Here

20.08.2020 [Hearing- Day-3]

Live Updates Here

"I Do Not Ask For Mercy, I Do Not Appeal to Magnanimity, I am Here To Cheerfully Submit to Any Penalty": Prashant Bhushan Tells SC Quoting Gandhiji

'My Statements Are Well Considered And Well Thought Of': Prashant Bhushan Declines SC's Offer For Time To Reconsider Statement

Attorney General Requests SC To Not Punish Prashant Bhushan In Contempt Case

To Punish For Contempt, Court Has To Show Comments 'Substantially Interfered With Administration Of Justice' :Dhavan Tells SC In Bhushan Case

Prashant Bhushan Contempt: SC Dismisses Appeal Against Registry Rejecting Intervention Application Filed By Activists


 "Offering An Apology Would Be Contempt Of My Conscience And That Of Supreme Court": Prashant Bhushan Refuses To Apologize In Contempt Case [Read Affidavit]

Read Affidavit Here

25.08.2020 [Hearing- Day-4]


'We Expected Something Better', SC On Prashant Bhushan's Statement; AG Urges Court To Take 'Compassionate View'

Tells Us What Is Wrong In Using The Word "Apology"': Asks Justice Mishra As SC Reserves Judgment In Prashant Bhushan Contempt Case Over Two Tweets

'Not Seeking Mercy; Asking For Judicial Statesmanship': Dhavan To SC In Prashant Bhushan Contempt Case


SC to pronounce Judgemnt 


Live Updates

  • 31 Aug 2020 6:43 AM GMT

    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

  • 31 Aug 2020 6:42 AM GMT

    "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

  • 31 Aug 2020 6:40 AM GMT

    SC says that the Prashant Bhushan's act of releasing his statement to the press before the consideration of the same by the court amounted to interference with the administration of justice.

  • 31 Aug 2020 6:40 AM GMT

    Judges are not supposed to go to press. Therefore it is not permissible to rely on what is said by judges outside the court : Justice Arun Mishra.

  • 31 Aug 2020 6:39 AM GMT

    Justice Mishra says that SC precedents say that the in-house procedure should be adopted for complaints of corruption against judges.

  • 31 Aug 2020 6:38 AM GMT

    Justice Arun Mishra is pronouncing the judgment.

  • 31 Aug 2020 6:38 AM GMT

    The bench has assembled to pronounce the sentence in Prashant Bhushan contempt case.

  • 31 Aug 2020 6:25 AM GMT

    Justice Arun Mishra will be retiring on 2.9.2020 after six years tenure in the Supreme Court

  • 31 Aug 2020 6:17 AM GMT

    Prashant Bhushan contempt case sentence: The bench is yet to assemble.

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