SC refuses to accept Prashant Bhushan's regret over corruption remark

New Delhi: The Supreme Court declined to accept lawyer-activist Prashant Bhushan's explanation and regret in a case of contempt over his 2009 interview calling 'Chief Justices corrupt'.

The court said it needed to check whether Prashant Bhushan's comments on corruption amounted to contempt of court.

The court will hear the case again next Monday.

"We need to check whether statements made regarding corruption amounts to contempt of court. Thus we need to hear the matter," said the Supreme Court.

Senior lawyer and former law minister Shanthi Bhushan, Prashant Bhushan's father, requested the court to list the case for when physical hearings resumed after the coronavirus lockdown. But the Supreme Court did not agree.

Last week, the court had reserved its order.

 

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