Prashant Bhushan Judgment: "His conduct reflects adamance and ego", Supreme Court observes, but shows "magnanimity" with Rs 1 fine

Prashant Bhushan Judgment: "His conduct reflects adamance and ego", Supreme Court observes, but shows "magnanimity" with Rs 1 fine

"... we cannot retaliate merely because the contemnor has made a statement that he is neither invoking the magnanimity or the mercy of this Court", the Court said.

The contempt case against Advocate Prashant Bhushan over two of his tweets criticising the judiciary came to an end of sorts today, after the Supreme Court opted to show "magnanimity" by letting Bhushan off with a fine of Rs 1.

In its 82-page judgment, the Bench has emphasised that it is "not afraid of sentencing the contemnor either with imprisonment or from debarring him from the practice", but rather that it is choosing not to retaliate.

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