NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the submission of activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan that the arguments on quantum of sentence in the contempt proceedings in which he has been held guilty be heard by another top court bench.
A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra gave assurance to Bhushan that no punishment will be acted upon till his review against the order convicting him in the case will be decided.
The bench also comprising Justices B R Gavi and Krishna Murari told senior advocate Dushyant Dave, representing Bhushan, that he is asking them to commit an "act of impropriety" by saying that argument on sentencing be heard by another bench.
At the outset, Dave sought deferment of hearing on the quantum of sentence in the case saying that he would be filing a review petition against the conviction order.
Bhushan quoted Mahatma Gandhi and said he will not apologise for the two tweets and cheerfully accept the punishment that will be given to him by the SC for contempt.
Bhushan read out the written statement after the SC rejected his plea for deferment of hearing on the quantum of punishment for contempt.
Senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan said the SC's August 14 judgment convicting Bhushan was a cut-paste job from earlier judgments. "ItRead More – Source