The Supreme Court Registry said that it has received a letter from Advocate Prashant Bhushan by E-mail on 28th July, 2020 in which he wanted the certified copies of administrative order and the petition related to Suo Motu contempt proceedings that was initiated against him.
The SC registry, in its office report, states Order 8 rule 7 of Supreme Court Rules, 2013 which follows as “Notwithstanding anything contained in this order, no party or person shall be entitled as of right to receive copies or of extracts from any minutes, letter or document of any confidential nature or any paper sent, filed or produced, which the courts directs to keep in sealed cover to considers to be of confidential nature or the publication of which considered to be in the interest of the public, except under and in accordance of with an order specially made by Chief Justice or by the court”.
Meanwhile Advocate Prashant Bhushan filed a writ petition against the secretary general of the Supreme Court, seeking for the recall of the contempt notice issued against him on 22nd July and also the order passed on 24th July telling the old contempt case taken against him in 2009 for final hearing. In this petition, Bhushan contended that the contempt petition could have been placed before the bench without giving a copy of the administrative order, if any, and without any prior notice of hearing.
The Bench also including Justices BR Gavai and Krishna Murari, prima faice, observed that his tweets have brought disrepute to the administration of justice and are capable of undermining the dignity and the authority of Supreme Court in general.