The Supreme Court on Monday fined senior advocate Prashant Bhushan Re 1 in the contempt case for his tweets on the Supreme Court. On August 25, the court had reserved its ruling after numerous arguments as Bhushan refused to apologise.
The bench of Justices Arun Mishra, B.R. Gavai and Krishna Murari pronounced the judgement, saying that the senior lawyer would be imprisoned for three months and be debarred from practicing for three years if he defaults on the payment of the penalty. Bhushan was instructed to pay the fine by September 15.
The Wire‘s senior editor, Arfa Khanam Sherwani, discusses the development with Swaraj India’s national president Yogendra Yadav.