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Supreme Court fines Advocate Prashant Bhushan with Rs 1

After finding Advocate Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt of Court for his tweets on the Judiciary, the Supreme Court Bench of Justices Arun Mishra, BR Gavai and Krishna Murari finally sentenced him on August 31st, 2020 to a token fine of Rs. 1. The Bench also stated that if Advocate Prashant Bhushan defaults on this payment then he may be sent to prison for three months and may be debarred from practicing for three years.

The Court had given several opportunities to the Advocate to express his regret and apologise. However, Bhushan had issued a supplementary statement standing by his tweets and refusing to apologise. The Court also pointed out that Bhushan had given publicity to the events of his case by involving the press in it. That being said, the Court added that its decisions are not to be influenced by publication of opinions in the press.

Source: Bar and Bench

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