SC holds activist-lawyer guilty of contempt for tweets against judiciary

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The Supreme Court on Friday held activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt for his two derogatory tweets against the judiciary, reported Press Trust of India.

A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra said it would hear on 20 August the arguments on quantum of sentence to be awarded to Mr. Bhushan in the matter.

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

On 22 July, the top court had issued a show cause notice to Mr. Bhushan after initiating the criminal contempt against him after taking note of a petition.

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