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‘Seems lawyers out with daggers’: Supreme Court on Prashant Bhushan contempt case

The Supreme Court issued notice to Prashant Bhushan on a contempt petition filed against him by Attorney General KK Venugopal over his tweets accusing the government of misleading the judges in a case related to appointment of M Nageswara Rao as CBI’s interim director.

Interestingly, a bench of justices Arun Mishra and Naveen Sinha said it would not confine itself to the alleged contempt committed by Bhushan but would deliberate on whether advocates should participate in television debates or even write articles on matters pending before the court, raising issues of freedom of expression and transparency. Venugopal, however, said he wasn’t looking for any punishment for Bhushan