Lawyer Prashant Bhushan has been held guilty of contempt of court for his tweets against judiciary. The SC has said it will hear arguments on sentence against Prashant Bhushan on August 20.

New Delhi, August 14:

The Supreme Court has held activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt of court for his tweets allegedly derogatory against the judiciary.

The Supreme Court said hearing on the quantum of punishment will be held on August 20.

The SC pronounced its verdict in the suo motu contempt case against Prashant Bhushan for his two tweets allegedly against the judiciary.

A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra pronounced its verdicts in the matter.

The top court on August 5 had reserved its verdict in the matter after Bhushan defended his two alleged contemptuous tweets saying they were against the judges regarding their conduct in their personal capacity and they did not obstruct administration of justice.

On July 22, the top court had issued a show cause notice to Bhushan after initiating the criminal contempt against him for his two tweets.

While reserving the order in the contempt case, the top court had dismissed a separate petition filed by Bhushan seeking recall of the July 22 order by which the notice was issued against him in a contempt proceeding initiated for his alleged contemptuous tweets against the judiciary.