The Supreme Court issued a notice to Senior Lawyer Prashant Bhushan after Attorney General KK Venugopal representing the Centre accused him of contempt for his tweets on the appointment of Nageshwar Rao as the interim chief of the Central Bureau of Investigation. Prashant Bhushan has sought three weeks’ time to file a reply. The case will be heard again on March 7.
“He should have applied to get the minutes of the meeting instead. The time has come to put guidelines on whether lawyers can write on a matter that’s sub-judice,” said Attorney General KK Venugopal, who has filed a separate petition on the issue apart from the plea challenging the appointment Nageshwar Rao, as the Interim Chief of CBI on January 10 by high powered panel headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.