Senior promoter Prashant Bhushan, who has been hit with a fine of Re 1 or three months prison for scorn of court by the Supreme Court, has said that he is glad to pay the fine yet will challenge his conviction.
A Supreme Court seat, driven by Justice Arun Mishra, on Monday said that Prashant Bhushan should store the fine with the Supreme Court library by September 15. Bhushan has been indicted for hatred of court for posting two tweets against the legal executive.
Tending to a public interview hours after the SC declared the quantum of discipline, the senior supporter said that he is glad to pay the fine however claims all authority to record an audit against the SC decision, indicting him for the hatred.
"I will present the fine yet under dissent and will document a writ request and audit. I said whatever sentence they give me I will acknowledge. I am not tingling to go to prison," Prashant Bhushan said.
Prashant Bhushan said that the tweets were not expected to disregard the Supreme Court.
"My tweets were not expected to slight SC however were intended to communicate my torment at what I felt was a deviation from its real record... This is a turning point for the right to speak freely of discourse and appears to have urged numerous individuals to stand in opposition to shameful acts, " Prashant Bhushan said at a question and answer session in Delhi.