Prashant Bhushan held guilty of contempt by Supreme Court, faces up to six months in jail

Lawyer Prashant Bhushan held guilty of contempt.

The Supreme Court on Friday held advocate Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt of court for his tweets against CJIs and the court. A three-judge bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra said that arguments on quantum of punishment, which can go up to 6 months in jail, will take place on August 20.

The matter pertains to some tweets made by Prashant Bhushan. Specific details, however, are not known.

The complaint against Prashant Bhushan was registered over a June 29 tweet by him on a photo of Chief Justice of India SA Bobde astride a Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Earlier this week, Prashant Bhushan had earlier submitted an expression of regret in the 11-year old contempt of court case against him. The Supreme Court, however, refused to accept the lawyer’s expression of regret and stated that the case needs to be heard.

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