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Prashant Bhushan Pays Re 1 Fine Imposed by SC in Contempt Case

However, he made it clear that paying the fine did not mean that he had accepted the judgment of the Supreme Court.

Advocate and activist Prashant Bhushan on Monday, 14 September, deposited in the Supreme Court Registry the draft of the one rupee fine that was imposed on him by the Supreme Court in connection with a contempt case related to his recent tweets about the judiciary.

Before entering the registry to pay the fine, Bhushan addressed the media, saying that he had received contributions from many for paying the fine, and that a “truth fund” would be made out of the same to provide legal aid to those persons imprisoned by the State for expressing dissenting opinions, LiveLaw reported.

However, he made it clear that paying the fine did not mean that he had accepted the judgment of the Supreme Court, adding that he would be filing a review petition against the verdict on Monday.

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On 12 September, Bhushan filed a writ petition before the apex court, urging it to issue directions declaring that a person convicted for criminal contempt by it, including the petitioner, would have a right to an intra-court…

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