Supreme Court Fines Prashant Bhushan Re 1 For Contempt

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday fined lawyer-activist Prashant Bhushan Re 1 after holding him guilty of contempt for his tweets criticising Chief Justice of India SA Bobde and the top court.

Bhushan has been asked to pay the fine by September 15, failing which he will be sentenced to three months in jail or he cannot work as a lawyer for three years.

The 63-year-old lawyer had refused to retract his comments or apologise, maintaining that it would be contempt of his conscience and the court, NDTV reported.

His lawyer has argued that that the court must and should take extreme criticism as its “shoulders are broad enough”.

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