- Apprentice Lawyer
The Supreme Court today deprecated the conduct of lawyers involved in filing a second petition in the Medical college bribery case (Prasad Education Trust case) terming it as ‘forum shopping’ and ‘contemptuous’.
A Bench of Justices RK Agarwal, Arun Mishra and AM Khanwilkar delivered the verdict in the petition by advocate Kamini Jaiswal.
The Court also held that the controversial FIR by CBI is not against any judge nor can an FIR be registered against a judge.
Besides, the Court also held that the CJI was competent to assign the matter to the current Bench.
Following are the takeaways from the judgement:
As a parting remark, Justice Arun Mishra said, “we are also not above the law“.
Prashant Bhushan spoke to the media outside the Supreme Court after the judgment was delivered.
He commented quoting Supreme Court judgment saying “…filing such a petition itself amounts to contempt according to my mind is an absurd solution”