Prashant Bhushan let off with Re 1 Fine

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TNI Bureau:  Eminent Lawyer and Activist Prashant Bhushan was let off by the Supreme Court in the contempt of court case with just a Re 1 fine. The penalty was imposed after Bhushan refused to apologise for his tweets against the Supreme Court CJI and his Predecessors.

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While imposing the symbolic penalty, the apex court also made it clear that if Bhushan does not deposit the fine by September 15, he will be imprisoned for 3 months and may be barred from practice for 3 years.

The Supreme Court on August 14 had held Prashant Bhushan guilty of criminal contempt for his two derogatory tweets against the judiciary. Attorney General K K Venugopal as well as Senior Advocate Rajeev Dhavan had urged leniency towards Prashant Bhushan in this case.

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