Recently, the Supreme Court has initiated suo moto proceedings against whom for the criminal contempt of court?
Correct Answer : b ) Prashant BhushanExplanation :
The Supreme Court has suo moto initiated proceedings against the lawyer and activist Prashant Bhushan for the criminal contempt of court. In his tweet, he criticised the current Chief Justice of India and the role of former Chief Justices.
Under Article 129, the Supreme Court is empowered to punish for the contempt of court while, under Article 215, the High Court is empowered to punish for the contempt of court.
Criminal contempt of court means the act that leads to the interference in the due course of judicial proceedings, causing obstruction in the administration of justice or scandilizing the court by lowering its authority.
Hence, the correct answer is (b).
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