Petition In SC Asks Contempt Of Court Action Against RBI Governor
Contempt of court petitions has been filed in the Supreme Court against the RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das and others for allegedly violating court’s order on loan moratorium case. In his plea, the petitioners have blamed the RBI for flouting Apex Court’s September 3 guideline and declaring NPA without giving a mandatory 90-day notice. Earlier, the court had asked the financial institutions to grant relief to borrowers during the pandemic.
Tags: The Supreme Court of India, RBI, RBI GOVERNOR, The Contempt of Court Act
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Kunal Kamra Calls Supreme Court As "Supreme Joke"; Set To Face Contempt Case
Stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra is set to face contempt of court charges for his tweets, in which he called the Supreme Court as a "supreme joke". Attorney General KK Venugopal stated Kunal had "crossed the line", and allowed initiation of legal proceedings against the comedian. Venugopal said, "This is a gross insinuation against the entirety of the Supreme Court of India." Kunal has tweeted against the apex court in connection with Arnab… read-more
Tags: Kunal Kamra, Supreme Court, The Contempt of Court Act, KK Venugopal
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Prashant Bhushan Refuses to Withdraw His Remarks on the Supreme Court
Advocate Prashant Bhushan on August 24 has refused to apologise for his contemptuous tweets against CJI and the Supreme Court. The advocate said that it was his duty to offer constructive criticism when he believed that the court deviated from its role. Earlier, he was held guilty of contempt, and was offered an opportunity to avoid the punishment- a fine, 6-month jail or both- by apologising before the… read-more
Tags: Supreme Court of India, Prashant Bhushan, Justice SA Bobde, The Contempt of Court Act
Courtesy: Economic Times
Prashant Bhushan Guilty of Contempt for Tweets Against CJI, Judiciary
Advocate and activist Prashant Bhushan has been held guilty of contempt on August 14 for his tweets against the Chief Justice of India SA Bobde and the Supreme Court. A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Justice Arun Mishra, rejected Bhushan's explanation that he was exercising his freedom of speech.The Supreme Court will announce the quantum of punishment on August 20.
Tags: Supreme Court, Chief Justice of India, judiciary, Prashant Bhushan, The Contempt of Court Act
Courtesy: Economic Times
SC Permits Bhushan, Shourie and Ram to Withdraw Plea Against 'Contempt Law'
Supreme Court permitted Prashant Bhushan, Arun Shourie, and N Ram to withdraw their plea challenging constitutionality of the offence of 'scandalizing the court' under Section 2(c)(i) of the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971, on August 13. Senior advocate Rajeev Dhawan informed the bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra, that petitioners wanted to withdraw the plea and did not want "this to be entangled" with other similar petitions in the court.
Tags: Supreme Court, Prashant Bhushan, Arun Shourie, N Ram, The Contempt of Court Act
Courtesy: India Today