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SC Issues Revised Order Recording Presence Of Attorney General In Prashant Bhushan Contempt Case [Read Order]

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21 Aug 2020 9:11 AM GMT
SC Issues Revised Order Recording Presence Of Attorney General In Prashant Bhushan Contempt Case [Read Order]
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The Supreme Court on Friday issued a revised order recording the presence of Attorney General, KK Venugopal, in the Prashant Bhushan contempt case.



LiveLaw had reported that the order published yesterday had not recorded the presence of the AG in the case, despite the fact that the AG was present throughout the two and a half hours long hearing on the sentence in the contempt case, and had even made submissions.

The Attorney General had requested the bench to not punish Bhushan, considering the "tremendous public good" done by him. But the bench did not indulge the top law officer further on this aspect by saying it was not considering the merits of the matter.

At the end of the hearing, the AG attempted to submit that several former judges have opined that the Supreme Court has failed democracy and that there was corruption in higher judiciary. However, the bench interrupted him and said that the merits of the matter were not under consideration.

Though the court had issued notice to the AG in the contempt case, seeking his assistance in the matter, it chose not to hear him during the hearing of the case. The verdict holding Bhushan guilty of contempt was thus pronounced without hearing the AG.

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