Question of The Day31-07-2020

Recently, the Supreme Court has initiated suo moto proceedings against whom for the criminal contempt of court?

Answer

Correct Answer : b ) Prashant Bhushan

Explanation :

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).  

Questions related to Indian Polity are asked in various competitive exams like UPSC CSE, State PCS, SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, RRB NTPC, UP SI, etc. 

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