Update on the Contempt Case of Prashant Bhushan, Senior Advocate
Senior Advocate Mr. Shanti Bhushan files affidavit in support of Prashant Bhushan in the Contempt case in Supreme Court
Senior Advocate Mr Shanti Bhushan filed an application for being impleaded as Respondents in the Contempt of Court proceedings against his son Mr Prashant Bhushan. In his application, he has stated “[O]ut of these [16 previous Chief Justices], eight were definitely corrupt, six were definitely honest and about the remaining two, a definite opinion cannot be expressed.” He has also placed on record a list of corrupt judges in a sealed cover.
Read his application
Prashant Bhushan files additional affidavit in Supreme Court on Contempt of Court Proceedings
The Controversy began when Prashant gave an interview in Tehalka and expressed that out of the last 16 to 17 Chief Justices, half have been corrupt. Mr Harish Salve, who was acting as Amicus Curiae in one of the mattersin Supreme Court filed a Contempt of Court Petition in the Supreme Court. Court issued notice to Prashant and Prashant filed his first reply to this. In this reply, he gave some instances of corrupt practices of some of the previous Chief Justices. Prashant filed second affidavit to place on record some facts, material and evidence which he was aware of when he made the statement about the former Chief Justices, so as to dispel any impression that his statements were baseless or made with reckless disregard to the truth. However, Prashant reiterates that in his statement about half of the last 16-17 Chief Justices being corrupt, he “certainly did not intend to paint the entire judiciary or the entire Supreme Court with the same brush”.
Read the recent affidavit
Source : http://www.judicialreforms.org
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