‘Won’t Apologise’: Prashant Bhushan Tells SC During Contempt Hearing
Though, Bhushan said that he would not apologise nor appeal for leniency. He is ready for any sentence which the court will pronounce. Bhushan said that apologising would mean that he would’ve let go of his constitutional rights.
At the same time, Attorney General KK Venugopal appealed to the Supreme Court that Prashant Bhushan has been convicted but he should not be sentenced. But the Supreme Court turned down the demand and said that the decision of the court will not be completed without judgement.
SC says it cannot consider request of Attorney General till Prashant Bhushan reconsiders his earlier stand of not apologising for his tweets— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) August 20, 2020
The court said that unless the Prashant Bhushan does not consider his stand to apologise, the Attorney General’s demand cannot be considered. The bench said that a lot of leniency can be shown to Bhushan, provided he realizes his mistake.
Attorney General K K Venugopal urges SC not to award any punishment to Prashant Bhushan in contempt case, says he has already been convicted— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) August 20, 2020