Vijay Mallya Condemned To 4 Months Jail, Fined Rs 2,000 By SC In Contempt Case
Supreme Court issued a four-month prison term on July 11 for contempt of court to tycoon Vijay Mallya, who was charged in a case involving his bankrupt Kingfisher Airlines and a bank loan default totaling over Rs 9,000 crore. Mallya was also fined Rs 2,000. The Supreme Court postponed its decision in the case on March 10, stating that the proceedings against Mallya had reached a "dead wall."
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Comedian Kunal Kamra Refuses To Tender Apology To Supreme Court
Stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra, in an affidavit filed before his case's hearing on January 29, refused to apologise for the jokes he made on the Supreme Court. Besides, the affidavit read that if "powerful people and institutions" continue their intolerance then "we would be reduced to a country of incarcerated artists and flourishing lapdogs." He said that it is not the criticism or commentary but the judiciary's own actions that create… read-more
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Prashant Bhushan Pays Rs 1 Fine to Supreme Court; Says Will File Review Petition
Prashant Bhushan on September 14 paid fine of Rs 1, which the Supreme Court had imposed on him as a punishment in the contempt case. Bhushan said, "Just because I'm submitting the fine doesn't mean I have accepted the verdict," and added that he will file a review petition. Earlier, Bhushan was booked under contempt of court for criticising Chief Justice of India SA Bobde and the apex court.
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Supreme Court to Address Larger Questions Involved in 2009 Contempt Case
On August 17, Supreme Court (SC) bench headed by Justice Mishra mentioned that there are three major issues that needs to be examined in the contempt case of advocate Prashant Bhushan in 2009. The order was passed during the hearing of Bhushan, who in an interview with Tehelka magazine, had talked about judicial corruption. The lawyer appearing for Bhushan agreed that the questions raised are 'meaningful'.
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