New Delhi, Jan 18 (Agencies): Perhaps forgetting that Shishupal was finally beheaded by Lord Krishna, noted lawyer RK Anand on Tuesday cited the Mahabharata character to plead his case with the Supreme Court for attempting to influence the course of justice in BMW hit-and-run case.

"I've already tendered my unconditional and sincere apology. Shishupal was forgiven by Lord Krishna hundred times in the Mahabharata. My case is one," senior advocate M R Kalla, appearing for Anand, pleaded before a three-judge bench headed by Justice B Sudershan Reddy.

Anand tendered his "sincere and unqualified and unconditional apology" for all acts imputed to him in the sting operation carried out by a news channel in 2007 and as observed in the Supreme Court judgement.

He was responding on the apex court's show cause notice as to why he should not be given more punishment under section 12 of Contempt of Court Act.

"He has appeared in many important cases. He always defended the judicial institution. But after this case, he has lost career, public life and everything," the advocate said adding Anand has already suffered much in life and the apex court should not enhance the punishment.

The court said, "We would consider your prayer."

The apex court had on July 29, 2009 upheld his conviction and stripped him of the status of senior advocate for contempt of court for attempting to influence the course of justice in the hit-and-run case.