yet another setback for noted lawyer Prashant Bhushan, the Supreme Court on Thursday refused his submission to defer the hearing on his sentence till his review petition against conviction for criminal contempt is filed and decided.
“You (Prashant Bhushan) are asking us to commit an act of impropriety that arguments on sentencing should be heard by another bench.” While passing the order, the Supreme Court said,
The Supreme Court had on Friday (August 14) held advocate Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt of court for his alleged tweets on Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde and his four predecessors.
The apex court had on August 5 reserved its verdict in the matter after Bhushan had defended his two tweets, saying they were against the judges regarding their conduct in their personal capacity and they did not obstruct the administration of justice.
On July 22, the top court had issued a show-cause notice to Bhushan after initiating the criminal contempt against him after taking note of a petition.