On August 14, the SC had found Bhushan guilty for putting out two tweets criticizing the apex court and the Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde
Bhushan had tweeted on June 27 that historians will mark the role of the Supreme Court in contributing to what he considered as destruction of democracy. “When historians in the future look back at the last six years to see how democracy has been destroyed in India even without a formal Emergency, they will particularly mark the role of the SC in this destruction, and more particularly the role of the last four CJIs”.
In another tweet on June 29, the lawyer had posted a photo of CJI Bobde sitting on a Harley Davidson motorcycle with the text alongside reading: “The CJI rides a Rs 50-lakh motorcycle belonging to a BJP [Bharatiya Janata Party] leader at Raj Bhavan, Nagpur, without wearing a mask or helmet, at a time when he keeps the SC on lock down mode denying citizens their fundamental right to access justice!”
The case was registered on July 9 and the first hearing in the matter was held on July 22.
The case took 40 days to reach a conclusion from the date of its first hearing.
A three-judge bench said that if Bhushan fails to deposit the amount by September 15, he will have to undergo simple imprisonment for three months and will be barred from practicing for three years.