Contempt Proceedings: Supreme Court Issues Notices To Prashant Bhushan, Attorney General KK Venugopal
The Supreme Court stands in New Delhi, India. (Photographer: T. Narayan/Bloomberg)

Contempt Proceedings: Supreme Court Issues Notices To Prashant Bhushan, Attorney General KK Venugopal

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notices to Attorney General KK Venugopal and advocate Prashant Bhushan on the contempt proceedings it has initiated against the activist-lawyer for his alleged derogatory tweets against the judiciary.

The apex court directed that Twitter Inc. be made a party, instead of Twitter India, to the contempt proceedings it has initiated on its own and asked the U.S.-based firm to file a response in the matter.

Twitter's counsel told a bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra that if the top court directs, then they would disable the alleged contemptuous tweets of Bhushan.

The bench, which asked the Attorney General to assist in the matter, has posted the case for hearing on Aug. 5.

The allegedly contemptuous tweets were critical of the top court and posted by Bhushan on Twitter on June 27 and June 29.

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