When Prashant Bhushan took on CJI, stormed out of Supreme Court
The Supreme Court docket on Friday witnessed an disagreeable scene when eminent lawyer and former Aam Aadmi Celebration (AAP) chief Prashant Bhushan bought into an argument with Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and stormed out of the courtroom.
The incident happened in the course of the listening to of a plea alleging bribery within the identify of judges by a 5-judge bench.
In response to Bhushan, the bench heard individuals who weren’t even events to the case, however refused to listen to him, who’s a petitioner.
Bar and Bench quoted the senior lawyer as telling the bench, “You’ve gotten heard individuals who will not be even events to the case for an hour. If Your Lordships need to move an order with out listening to me, then do it”.
Later, Bhushan took to Twitter to vent his anger on the event within the prime courtroom.
He tweeted, “Extraordinary proceedings in SC in the present day within the case looking for SIT Investigation in medical faculty bribery case involving the CJI! CJI presided over a hand picked bench to override yesterday’s order referring this case to prime 5 judges. This regardless of having a direct battle of curiosity”.
“The courtroom proceedings had been extraordinary in that the CJI was asking all types of attorneys who weren’t events to say issues towards the order of Court docket 2, w/o listening to petitioner. He tried to justify his function within the medical faculty case & communicate towards ‘impropriety’ of Court docket 2,” his subsequent tweet stated.
Chatting with ANI, the lawyer termed it as a “black day” in Indian judiciary.
A plea alleging bribery within the identify of judges was on Thursday referred to a Structure Bench comprising 5 senior most Supreme Court docket judges. In response to the plea, bribes had been being taken utilizing the names of apex courtroom judges promising to safe beneficial settlement of a case.
The CBI FIR has alleged that the ex-Excessive courtroom choose and others had hatched a conspiracy and demanded large gratification assuring beneficial settlement of a case regarding medical faculty admissions within the apex courtroom.