Notice issued to advocate Prashant Bhushan on contempt petition filed by AG and Centre

Supreme Court: The Bench of Arun Mishra and Navin Sinha, JJ has given 3 weeks to advocate Prashant Bhushan on contempt pleas by Attorney General K K Venugopal and the Centre for his tweets allegedly criticising the court over the appointment of M Nageswara Rao as interim CBI director.

The bench said it would deal with the larger question of whether it is open for lawyers or any other person to criticise the court in a sub judice matter which would lead to influencing public opinion.

The Attorney General KK Venugopal and the Central Government filed a contempt petition after advocate Prashant Bhushan made some comments on Twitter regarding the appointment of former interim chief of CBI M Nageswara Rao.

The matter is posted for further hearing on March 7, 2019.

(Source: PTI)

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