The Supreme Court, on Friday, August 14, held Advocate Prashant Bhushan guilty of ‘Contempt of Court’ for his two of his derogatory tweets. A three-judge bench of Justices Arun Mishra, BR Gavai, and Krishna Murari delivered the verdict in the suo moto contempt case taken against Prashant Bhushan.
Prashant Bhushan, in his tweets, had targeted Chief Justice of India SA Bobde and the Supreme Court.
The bench will hear Prashant Bhushan on sentence on August 20.
In his argument, Prashant Bhushan gave the excuse of ‘freedom of speech’. He said that he gave his opinion on the way the courts are functioning in the country. He further said that his comments did not amount to “obstruction of justice”, and therefore, should not be necessitated with the contempt proceedings.