Lawyer-activist Prashant Bhushan, held guilty of contempt for his tweets criticising Chief Justice of India SA Bobde and the Supreme Court, has been fined Re 1 by the top court. If he doesn’t pay the fine by September 15, he can face jail for three months and a ban from practicing for three years.
“Freedom of speech cannot be curtailed,” said the Supreme Court while handing down the sentence, referring to “sane advice” from Attorney General KK Venugopal to the court and to Prashant Bhushan.
Prashant Bhushan, photographed holding up a Re 1 coin, told reporters he would reveal later today whether he would pay the fine or confront the other options.
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तौहीने अदालत के मामले में सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने प्रशांत भूषण पर लगाया एक रुपये का जुर्माना
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अवमानना केस: प्रशांत भूषण पर ₹ 1 का जुर्माना, नहीं दिया तो 3 महीने की जेल और 3 साल प्रैक्टिस पर बैन
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