A lawyer has written to Attorney General KK Venugopal seeking consent to initiate proceedings for criminal contempt against Senior Advocate Prashant Bhushan for his statements in an Interview published in The Hindu Magazine on November 29, 2020, titled ‘The independence of the judiciary has collapsed’. Advocate Sunil Kumar Singh has made note of Bhushan’s tweet that read “The independence of the judiciary has collapsed: Prashant Bhushan”: This is the full interview online,”
Contents of the interview are prima facie contumacious. Bhushan’s statement that the major problem is lack of independence of the Supreme Court, and its willingness to kowtow to the Government, the statement is a gross insinuation that the Supreme Court of India is not an independent and impartial institution but is willing to kowtow to the Government. It is highly objectionable and audacious and considered to be a malicious attack on the Apex Court.