NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Tuesday granted 30 minutes to activistlawyer Prashant Bhushan, convicted for contempt, to ‘think over’ his stand of not expressing regret over his tweets against the judiciary.
The top court granted another opportunity to Bhushan after Attorney General K K Venugopal sought forgiveness for the activist-lawyer.
“He (Bhushan) should withdraw all statements and express regret,” said the top law officer when the bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra sought his views on the ‘defiant’ statement of Bhushan.
He has refused to offer an apology to the Supreme Court for his two tweets against the judiciary, saying what he expressed represented his bona fide belief which he continued to hold.
“Bhushan says the Supreme Court has collapsed, is it not objectionable,” asked the bench.
The court can speak through orders only and even in his affidavit, Bhushan has made disparaging remarks against the judiciary, the bench said.