Contempt over Tweets: SC examines case against Prashant Bhushan following his statement refusing to apologise [LIVE UPDATES]

Yesterday, Bhushan filed a supplementary statement intimating that he would not be tendering the unconditional apology sought by the Court, and asserting that he stands by his tweets.
Prashant bhushan, Supreme Court LIVE
Prashant bhushan, Supreme Court LIVE

On August 14, the Supreme Court had found Prashant Bhushan guilty of criminal contempt of Court for two tweets criticising the judiciary. However, the question of sentence is yet to be decided.

The Court had initially fixed August 20 as the day for determining the sentence to be imposed on Bhushan. However, the Court deferred the matter further to August 25 after the August 20 hearing, to give Bhushan another chance to tender an unconditional apology.

Yesterday, Bhushan filed a supplementary statement intimating that he would not be tendering the unconditional apology sought by the Court, and asserting that he stands by his tweets.

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