The former Law Minister, Shanti Bhushan is in the news again saying, he would rather face imprisonment than apologise for leveling corruption charges against the higher echelons of the Indian judiciary.
The former Law Minister, Shanti Bhushan (pictured left) is in the news again saying, he would rather face imprisonment than apologise for leveling corruption charges against the higher echelons of the Indian judiciary.
The Times of India reports that provoked by the reiteration by the Supreme Court of its offer to drop the contempt charge against Prashant Bhushan, if he apologized for leveling allegations of corruption against the judiciary provoked his father Shanti Bhushan on Wednesday to repeat the contemptuous charges.
The senior Bhushan spoke out of turn, brushing aside repeated requests from a Bench comprising Justices Altamas Kabir, Cyriac Joseph and H.L. Dattu that his application seeking to be made a party in the contempt proceedings. He said, “It is my firm belief that there is a lot of corruption in judiciary. I am saying the same thing which Prashant Bhushan had said. The question of apology does not arise. I will rather prefer to go to jail. The judiciary cannot be cleansed unless the matter is brought into the public domain”.
In the application, the former Law Minister had expressed solidarity with his son Prashant Bhushan (pictured right) and wanted to face contempt charges together by saying that of 16 former CJI, eight were 'definitely corrupt' and dared the SC to send him to jail.
Senior Advocate Ram Jethmalani is representing Senior Advocate Prashant Bhushan. Shanti Bhushan is representing the editor of Tehelka, Tarun Tejpal and Harish Salve, the amicus curiae in this case is being assisted by Meenakshi Grover.