Supreme Court holds Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt for tweets against CJI, judiciary

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The Supreme Court has held activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt of court for his tweets allegedly derogatory against the judiciary.

The Supreme Court said hearing on the quantum of punishment will be held on August 20.

The SC pronounced its verdict in the suo motu contempt case against Prashant Bhushan for his two tweets allegedly against the judiciary.

The punishment for contempt of court can go up to six months in jail, or fine, or both.

The top court on August 5 had reserved its verdict in the matter after Bhushan defended his two alleged contemptuous tweets saying they were against the judges regarding their conduct in their personal capacity and they did not obstruct administration of justice.

On July 22, the top court had issued a show cause notice to Bhushan after initiating the criminal contempt against him for his two tweets.

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