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‘Corrupt ex-CJIs’ comment: SC rejects Prashant Bhushan’s ‘regrets’ | India Information

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Courtroom on Monday rejected activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan’s remorse for his 2009 assertion that half of 16 former CJIs have been corrupt.
The SC on Monday mentioned additional listening to was required within the 2009 prison contempt case in opposition to activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan and journalist Tarun Tejpal.
A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra mentioned that it’ll hear the matter and cope with the problem of whether or not touch upon corruption in opposition to judges per se amounted to contempt or not.
The bench, additionally comprising justices B R Gavai and Krishna Murari, has posted the matter for listening to on August 17.
The highest court docket had in November 2009 issued contempt discover to Bhushan and Tejpal for allegedly casting aspersions on some sitting and former prime court docket judges in an interview to a information journal. Tejpal was then editor of the journal.
On August 4, the apex court docket had made clear to Bhushan and Tejpal that it could hear the case in opposition to them, if it doesn’t settle for their “rationalization” or “apology” within the matter.

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