Centre files contempt plea against advocate Prashant Bhushan

The court is likely to hear both the petitions alongwith the main case tomorrow. During the February 1 hearing.

Published: 06th February 2019 08:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th February 2019 08:02 AM   |  A+A-

Advocate Prashant Bhushan

Advocate Prashant Bhushan (File | EPS)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: A day after Attorney-General KK Venugopal filed a contempt petition against advocate Prashant Bhushan, the Central government on Tuesday has also filed a similar petition against him for allegedly scandalising the court with his tweets on the appointment of former interim chief of CBI M Nageswara Rao.

Centre in its plea also took objection to the tweets put out by Bhushan which it alleges, amounted to deliberately making false statements in a pending case to obstruct justice and to interfere with the course of a pending judicial proceeding.

The court is likely to hear both the petitions along with the main case tomorrow. During the February 1 hearing, Venugopal had in a sealed cover placed before the bench, headed by Justice Arun Mishra, the minutes of the meeting of the Selection Committee which was held for appointing the new CBI chief. 

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