The government has shown leniency against Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde and Prashant Bhushan facing the Awmana case over the tweet on the Supreme Court. On Bhushan, who refused to apologize to the Supreme Court, Attorney General KK Venugopal requested the Supreme Court to leave Bhushan with a warning.
The Attorney General said in the Supreme Court, “He should be warned and left, let us not do so again in future.” The Supreme Court asked Venugopal, “Tell me what to do. We expected a different statement. “The government’s counsel said that many current and former judges have commented on corruption in higher judiciary.
The government’s biggest lawyer said, “These statements must have been to tell the court that you should look into these cases and rectify them.” Venugopal said that Bhushan should be warned and released, not punished.
Earlier, Prashant Bhushan refused to apologize to the Supreme Court and said that it was his view and he stood by it. Advocate Prashant Bhushan, who was found guilty of contempt for his tweet against the judges, filed his reply in the Supreme Court on Monday.
Prashant Bhushan said, ‘My statement was goodwill. If I withdraw my statement before this court, I believe that if I offer an honest apology, I would be in contempt for my conscience and the institution in which I hold supreme faith. ‘
In fact, the Supreme Court had on Thursday asked social activist and senior advocate Prashant Bhushan to reconsider his unconfirmed statement about the contempt of court tweet and for this he has been given two to three days. The court granted the extension till 24 August.
Significantly, the Supreme Court convicted him on August 14 for the comments made on Twitter on the judges. Prashant Bhushan made a comment on the six-year functioning of the judiciary on June 27, while on June 22, the present Chief Justice of the apex court S.K. a. Another comment was made about Bobde and four former Chief Justices.