Thursday, 27 January, 2022
TopicContempt case

Topic: Contempt case

Attorney General consented to contempt proceedings in 3 out of 41 cases in 2020, govt says

Listing out the cases, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the AG granted consent to initiate contempt proceedings against Kunal Kamra, Rachita Taneja, Ahyudaya Mishra and Skand Bajpai.

Media ‘freely commenting’ on sub judice matters can cause damage, Attorney General tells SC

Attorney General K.K. Venugopal made his comments to a bench that had assembled to hear the 2009 contempt case against advocate Prashant Bhushan.

Contempt against lawyer for posting screenshot of hearing, HC lets him go after apology

Calcutta HC has initiated suo motu contempt proceeding against advocate Shiv Ratan Kakrania for sharing screenshot of an online hearing on LinkedIn on 5 June.

Can corruption charges against judge be made public before probe? SC to decide in Bhushan case

The question of whether allegations against a judge need to be probed before being made public is one the SC will examine in the 2009 contempt case against Prashant Bhushan.

Bhushan plea against contempt law sought stay, should be heard by same bench — SC registry

Last week, SC pulled up registry officials for 'wrongful listing' of petition before a different bench while Justice Mishra was hearing contempt proceedings against Prashant Bhushan.

SC refuses to accept Prashant Bhushan’s explanation in 2009 contempt case

In an interview to Tehelka in 2009, advocate Prashant Bhushan had made allegations against former CJIs. Hearing on the matter will commence on 17 August.

Supreme Court officials pulled up for ‘wrongful listing’ of Bhushan plea against contempt law

SC officers have been asked to explain why a joint plea by Prashant Bhushan, N. Ram and Arun Shourie against Contempt of Courts Act wasn't listed before bench hearing similar cases.

Why I look forward to Prashant Bhushan’s contempt case hearing, if it’s full and fair

The decision by the Supreme Court to revive the 11-year old contempt case against Prashant Bhushan will finally answer long-pending questions about the functioning of the Indian judiciary.

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