The Supreme Court on Tuesday closed the 2009 contempt of court case against advocate Prashant Bhushan and Tehelka founder Tarun Tejpal in view of the apology/ explanation tendered by them to the Court. .A Bench of Justices Indira Banerjee, Surya Kant and MM Sundresh took the same on record before closing the case."In view of the apologies made by the contemnors, we don't deem it necessary to continue the matter," the Court ordered.This was after Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for Bhushan, stated,"My only submission is in light of the apology made, is pursuing this necessary? (It will be) entering muddied waters," Sibal said.The Court accepted the same before proceeding to close the matter. By way of background, in 2009, Bhushan had given an interview to Tehelka magazine in which he alleged that eight of the last sixteen CJI's have been corrupt.A contempt case was initiated after which Bhushan's father, Senior Counsel Shanti Bhushan submitted details of the list of corrupt CJIs in a sealed cover to the Supreme Court.The case which was initiated in 2009 went into cold storage in 2012. It then got revived in 2020 when a Justice Arun Mishra led bench decided to hear the matter.However, the hearing could not happen due to Justice Mishra's retirement. The matter then came to be listed today.