At last noted lawyer, Prashant Bhushan has been caught on a Contempt of Court case due to his abusive, maligning, and visceral hatred towards those who oppose his ideology. His tweets are often aggressive and on the edge, something one does not expect from a senior lawyer. But he was escaping from prosecution due to his clout and the brouhaha created by his Left-Liberal coterie. This time luck was not with Prashant Bhushan and he fell flat on a complaint filed by a young lawyer Mehek Maheshwari.
The Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra, comprising Justices B R Gavai and Krishna Murari on Friday held Prashant Bhushan guilty of Contempt of Court for abusive tweets against former Chief Justices of India and the current Chief Justice. Twitter was let off for not blocking the abusive tweets. The Court will hear on August 20 on the quantum of punishment. Bhushan is also facing a Contempt Case for accusing around eight Chief Justices of corruption in 2010. Senior Lawyer Harish Salve revived this case after Supreme Court issued notice and took suo moto cognisance on young lawyer Mehek Maheshwari’s complaint.
Mehek Maheshwari Vs Prashant Bhushan which turned into a suo moto case initiation by Supreme Court is like a typical David and Goliath kind of fight. Prashant Bhushan who believes that he wields a lot of clout in the legal world fell before a 29-year-old young lawyer’s googly. Mehek Maheshwari aged 29, became a lawyer in 2018 after graduating from a law college in his hometown of Guna in Madhya Pradesh, which has created history in the legal world. While studying for a Chartered Accountant’s Course, he switched over to the legal profession and became an intern at BJP leader Dr. Subramanian Swamy’s law office. He is also an active member of Swamy’s Virat Hindustan Sangam (VHS).
Reacting to Supreme Court Judgment, Mehek Maheshwari tweeted:
Lord denning said Whomsoever high u may be but Law is always above you.
Finally in Contempt case initiated on my Petition which then court converted suo moto, found guilty of contempt Mr.Bhushan. sentence will be pronounced on 20th august.@utkarsh_aanandhttps://t.co/ZyjvHuLbHC
— Mehek Maheshwari (@MehekMaheshwari) August 14, 2020
Yes, Prashant Bhushan just forgot the famous saying of Judge Lord Denning’s that is taught in Law school: “Be you ever so high, the law is above you.” Hope Prashant Bhushan and the Gang will remember this famous saying.
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