Supreme Court adjourns 2009 Prashant Bhushan contempt case, requests CJI to set up new bench
The Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing in the 2009 contempt case against activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan.
The matter has been now listed on September 10.
The SC had issued a contempt notice to Prashant Bhushan in November 2009 for allegedly casting aspersions on some sitting and former top court judges in an interview to a news magazine.
The SC bench requested the Chief Justice of India to refer the contempt case to an appropriate bench.
The three-judge bench noted there are issues that need “extensive argument” -- issues of free speech vs contempt, the limit of criticism of judges, procedure and protocol for suo motu cases.