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Attorney general moves contempt petition against Prashant Bhushan

The Contempt Petition Refers To The February 1 Tweets By Bhushan In Which He Allegedly Said That The Government Appeared To Have Misled The Apex Court And Perhaps Submitted Fabricated Minutes Of The Meeting Of The Selection Committee Headed By The PM.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aniruddha Dhar | Updated on: 04 Feb 2019, 10:30:58 PM
Activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan.

New Delhi:

Attorney General KK Venugopal on Monday filed a contempt petition in the Supreme Court against activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan for allegedly scandalising the court with his recent tweets on the appointment of former interim chief of CBI M Nageswara Rao. The contempt petition refers to the February 1 tweets by Bhushan in which he allegedly said that the government appeared to have misled the apex court and perhaps submitted fabricated minutes of the meeting of the high-powered Selection Committee headed by the Prime Minister.

Venugopal, in his petition, said Bhushan had deliberately intended to cast aspersions on the integrity and honesty of the Attorney General who had placed the minutes of the meeting before the apex court during the February 1 hearing. 

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First Published : 04 Feb 2019, 07:54:20 PM