Prashant Bhushan has been asked by the Supreme Court to “think over” the accusations he made against the judiciary and whether he should remove the accusations. The court has given him 30 minutes to think.
When the Supreme Court began hearing on Tuesday of the contempt of court case against senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan, Attorney General KK Venugopal sought pardon and said the court would forgive him.
Yet again, the Supreme Court asked Prashant Bhushan to “think over” the allegations he made against the judiciary and whether he should withdraw those allegations.
Prashant Bhushan has been given 30 minutes by the court to think about the charges he has made against the judiciary. Earlier Bhushan had been given time by the court to rethink his argument.
The bench of the Supreme Court noted that Prashant Bhushan refused to apologize against the judiciary and CJI SA Bobde for his tweets.
The Attorney General appealed to the court seeking pardon for Bhushan and said, “Even though he thinks he has done nothing wrong and the court thinks he is wrong, the Bar will accept it if you forgive him.”
The Supreme Court bench then asked, “What does this counsel mean when he doesn’t admit his error.
If he has no idea he did something wrong then what is the point? But in the case of contempt, KK Venugopal proceeded to seek pardon for Prashant Bhushan.
Venugopal told the bench, which also included Justices B R Gavai and Krishna Murari, that the court should advise him and take a sympathetic view.
The bench at the Supreme Court said, “He took the facts as defense.
That is really disincentive. Many judges have been present in many instances. He’s accusing everybody.’The court should warn him and take a sympathetic view, Venugopal told the bench, which also included judges B R Gavai and Krishna Murari. “Bhushan says that the Supreme Court collapsed, is it not unacceptable, “Venugopal asked the bench. “He (Bhushan) should withdraw all comments and express regret,” said Venugopal, when Justice Arun Mishra’s bench sought his views on Prashant Bhushan’s ‘defiant’ remark.