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Search Results for Tag : Contempt

Judgments

If there is calculated effort to undermine judiciary, Courts will exercise jurisdiction to punish offender for contempt(21.10.2016)

Appellants were found guilty of committing contempt by High Court of Rajasthan. Simple imprisonment of two months and fine was imposed. Aggrieved by s.....

Tags : Derogatory statements, Contempt, Penalty



Apology offered at time when the contemnor finds that Court is about to impose punishment, is no apology(19.12.2016)

In instant contempt appeal, Appellants are aggrieved by order passed by Single Judge holding them guilty of contempt of court and sentencing them to s.....

Tags : Contempt, Guilty, Sentence



No Court shall initiate any proceedings for contempt, either on its own motion or otherwise, after expiry of prescribed period(18.04.2018)

The present Contempt Petition is filed, seeking implementation of the order dated 15th September, 2011. The present Contempt Petition has been filed a.....

Tags : Contempt Petition, Delay, Maintainability



An apology for criminal contempt of Court must be offered at the earliest, since a belated apology hardly shows the "contrition which is essence of purging of contempt"(24.08.2018)

Present Court after noticing that, the Respondent had made certain scurrilous and indecent attacks against the Judicial Magistrate initiated suo motu .....

Tags : Notice, Contempt, Penalty



In order to initiate contempt proceedings, it has to be established that disobedience of order was 'wilful'(11.10.2019)

Present is a case in which contempt of court proceedings are sought to be initiated against the Respondent, who is a Judicial Officer, on the ground t.....

Tags : Contempt, Proceedings, Initiation



Vicarious liability as a principle cannot be applied to a case of contempt(26.10.2021)

The present appeal has been filed against the order of the High Court finding the Appellants guilty of willful disobedience of the order passed in Wri.....

Tags : Vicarious Liability, Principle, Contempt



International Cases

If an undertaking is clear and unambiguous, a failure to obey it will constitute contempt(02.09.2022)

The applicant, the Attorney General, seeks orders that the first contemnor, Robert Noel Morrison (Mr. Morrison Snr.), and the second contemnor, Robert.....

Tags : Undertaking, Contempt, Conviction



A court may punish contempt of court by committal of the contemnor to prison, or by imposing a fine on the contemnor(19.09.2022)

In present case, on 2 September 2022, present Court convicted the first contemnor, Robert Noel Morrison, (Mr. Morrison Snr.) and the second contemnor,.....

Tags : Contempt, Fine, Imposition



News

Supreme Court: Singh Brothers, Ex-Ranbaxy Promoters, Guilty of Contempt(15.11.2019)

Supreme Court has held guilty Ex-Ranbaxy promoters Malvinder Singh and his brother Shivinder of contempt of court in a case filed by Japanese firm Dai.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Contempt



Supreme Court Sentences 63-Yr-Old Woman to 3 Months in Jail for Contempt(20.02.2018)

Supreme Court, while holding a 63-year-old woman guilty of contempt for repeatedly disobeying the orders of the court against raising construction ove.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Contempt



Jharkhand HC Issues Notice in Contempt Plea Against Advocate General & Additional Advocate General(02.09.2021)

Jharkhand High Court has issued notice to the Advocate General Rajiv Ranjan Mishra and Additional Advocate General Sachin Kumar in a petition seeking .....

Tags : Jharkhand High Court, Contempt Plea Against Advocate General & Additional Advocate General



Any Citizen Can Approach Subordinate Court Concerned Seeking ‘Contempt’ Reference: Kerala HC(02.07.2018)

Kerala High Court has observed that any citizen is entitled as of right to approach the subordinate court concerned seeking ‘contempt’ reference to th.....

Tags : Kerala High Court, Contempt



MPHC Initiates Contempt Case Against Secretary, Bhopal Gas Tragedy Relief & Rehabilitation Dept.(22.02.2023)

Madhya Pradesh High Court has directed Registry to draw charges of contempt against Secretary of Bhopal Gas Tragedy Relief and Rehabilitation Departme.....

Tags : Madhya Pradesh High Court, Bhopal Gas Tragedy, Contempt



Supreme Court: Apology Tendered by Patanjali in Contempt Case, Refused by Supreme Court(03.04.2024)

Supreme Court while hearing a contempt case against Patanjali Ayurveda Ltd. over the publication of misleading medical advertisements, has warned Pata.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Contempt Case, Patanjali, Perjury



Bombay HC Drops Contempt Case Against BMC Commissioner(19.01.2017)

Bombay High Court has dropped contempt proceedings against Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta taking note that orders sanctioning and regularising ille.....

Tags : Bombay High Court, Municipal Commissioner, Contempt Case



SC Refuses to Close Contempt Proceedings Against Odisha Lawyers for Strike(07.02.2023)

Supreme Court has refused to close contempt proceedings against lawyers who had indulged in vandalism in court premises during their strike demanding .....

Tags : Supreme Court, Contempt, Lawyers



Supreme Court Issues Contempt Notice to Former Judge Markandey Katju(14.11.2016)

Supreme Court has issued Contempt of Court Notice to Former Judge Markandey Katju for criticising Judges and not judgment in Soumya rape case.

Tags : Supreme Court, Contempt of Court notice, Markandey Katju, Soumya rape case



SC Stays Delhi HC Contempt Proceedings Against Centre for Failure to Publish Notification(14.08.2020)

Supreme Court has stayed the contempt of court proceedings initiated by Delhi High Court against Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoE.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Contempt Proceedings Against Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change



Bombay HC Makes E-Filing Mandatory for Criminal, Arbitration and Civil Contempt Cases(02.01.2023)

Bombay High Court has made e-filing of new criminal cases, arbitration petitions and civil contempt petitions mandatory from January 9, 2023. E-filing.....

Tags : Bombay High Court, E-Filing, Criminal, Arbitration, Civil Contempt



Delhi HC Issues Contempt Notice To Registrar Listing For 'Demeaning' Authority Of Court(19.10.2022)

Delhi High Court has issued a show cause notice to its Registrar (Listing) asking the officer to explain why contempt proceedings be not initiated aga.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, contempt, authority



Bombay High Court Sentences Lawyer With 2 Months Jail Term For Contempt(01.03.2017)

Bombay High Court has sentenced a lawyer, Satish Uke, to two months of simple imprisonment (SI) with fine of Rs 2,000 for contempt of court.

Tags : Bombay High Court, Contempt, lawyer



SC Issues Contempt Notice Against Petitioner for Calling a Judge ‘Terrorist’(28.11.2022)

Supreme Court has directed the Registry to issue a show cause notice for initiating criminal contempt proceedings against a petitioner-in-person, who .....

Tags : Supreme Court, Terrorist, Contempt



Delhi HC to State Govt.: Implement Order on Nurses' Salary in Private Hospitals Before July 12(24.05.2022)

Delhi High Court has pulled up the Delhi Government for not implementing an earlier order passed by it in the year 2019 regarding payment of nurses wo.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Contempt, Delhi Government, Nurses’ Salary



SC: Tendering of False Affidavit Can Amount to Contempt of Court(12.07.2022)

Supreme Court has held that the tendering of affidavits and undertakings containing false statement would amount to contempt of court.

Tags : Supreme Court, Contempt of Court, False Affidavit



Allahabad HC Issues Criminal Contempt Notice to Lawyer Who Misbehaved with a Civil Judge(19.11.2020)

Allahabad High Court has issued a notice of Criminal Contempt to a Lawyer against whom, a complaint was made by Varnika Shukla, Civil Judge (Junior Di.....

Tags : Allahabad High Court, Criminal Contempt Notice



Bombay HC: BMC Officers Will be Held Responsible for Untoward Incidents Due to Open Manholes(08.12.2022)

Bombay High Court while hearing a contempt petition filed by lawyer Ruju Thakker about the bad conditions of roads and open manholes across the city, .....

Tags : Bombay High Court, BMC, Open Manholes, Contempt Petition



Status Quo Ordered by SC on Felling of Trees in Ridge/Reserve Forest, Contempt Notice Issued(10.05.2024)

Supreme Court while issuing notice in contempt petitions filed for unauthorized felling of trees in Delhi's Ridge Forest, has ordered parties to not b.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Status Quo, Contempt Notice



Supreme Court Closes Contempt Proceedings Against Rahul Gandhi(14.11.2019)

Supreme Court has closed the contempt proceedings against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his 'chowkidar chor hai' remark in the Rafale Case. The le.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Contempt, Rahul Gandhi



Gujarat HC Orders 3 Judge Committee Report in Yatin Oza Contempt Case(01.10.2020)

Gujarat High Court has ordered that the Committee Report on alleged "favouritism and nepotism" of the Registry be brought on record in the suo moto co.....

Tags : Gujarat High Court, Yatin Oza Contempt Case



Del. HC: Man Held Guilty of Contempt for Obtaining Permission to Cut Tree on Basis of Forged Docs.(11.04.2024)

Delhi HC has held a man guilty of contempt of court in a matter where the man obtained permission for felling of a tree on the basis of forged and fab.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Forged Documents, Judicial Order, Contempt of Court



SC Stays Notification Cancelling Nagaland Local Body Polls(06.04.2023)

Supreme Court while issuing contempt notice in plea alleging non-compliance of order of Apex Court directing State and Nagaland State Election Commiss.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Contempt Notice, Nagaland Local Body Polls



Delhi HC Directs Contempt Proceedings Against Police Officer for Filing Misleading Status Reports(08.10.2018)

Delhi High Court has directed initiation of contempt proceedings against a senior police officer for filing misleading and incorrect information in a .....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Contempt Proceedings



Allahabad HC Initiates Criminal Contempt Proceedings Against Litigants for Filing Forged Documents(30.09.2022)

Allahabad High Court has initiated suo moto criminal contempt proceedings against two litigants for filing forged documents before the high court and .....

Tags : Allahabad High Court, Criminal Contempt, Forged Documents



Kar. HC Sends Advocate to Judicial Custody for Making Wild Allegations Against Judges(08.02.2023)

Karnataka High Court while passing order in a suo-motu contempt initiated in 2019, against advocate K S Anil has directed him to be taken into judicia.....

Tags : Karnataka High Court, Contempt of Court, Advocate, Judges



Bombay HC Finds Prima Facie Case of Contempt Against Makers of Jolly LLB2(31.01.2017)

Bombay High Court has held that prima facie there appears to be a case of contempt against upcoming film Jolly LLB 2.

Tags : Bombay High Court, Jolly LLB 2, Contempt



Del. HC: If Parties are Allowed to Resile from the Undertaking then Judicial System Can’t Function(19.12.2023)

Delhi High Court while observing that the Court in contempt proceedings is to ensure that the dignity and majesty of the Court are maintained, has hel.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Contempt Proceedings, Resile



Supreme Court Rules, High Courts Cannot Initiate Contempt Proceedings For Contempt of SC(03.01.2017)

Supreme Court, while quashing Delhi HC order finding Mid-Day Editor, Publisher and Cartoonist for Contempt of Court for publishing materials against f.....

Tags : Supreme Court, High Court, Contempt of Court



Ker. HC to Registry: Preserve Recording of Proceedings Leading to Contempt Case Against Lawyer(09.03.2023)

Kerala High Court has directed Registry to preserve audio-video recordings of proceedings which took place in court of Justice Mary Joseph on February.....

Tags : Kerala High Court, Contempt Case, Recording, Registry



Delhi HC: Power to Issue Notices for Contempt of Subordinate Courts Rests Solely with High Court(19.01.2022)

Delhi High Court has observed that the power to issue notices for contempt of subordinate courts rests solely with the High Court exercising jurisdict.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Power to Issue Notices for Contempt



Supreme Court Convicts Doctors For Aiding Ex-MLA in Frustrating Court’s Order(22.12.2016)

Supreme Court has convicted two doctors of a private hospital in Gurgaon for contempt of court for providing "medical asylum" to Ex-Haryana MLA who w.....

Tags : Supreme Court, contempt of court , medical asylum



Delhi HC Sends Litigant to 3 Month Jail for Contempt(18.04.2019)

Delhi High Court has awarded three months imprisonment to a woman for defying court orders and siphoning funds from her missing brother’s bank account.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Litigant, Contempt



SC: Lawyer Who Signs Petitions With Derogatory Remarks is Guilty of Contempt of Court(14.11.2022)

Supreme Court has issued notice to Petitioner and AOR on plea containing contemptuous remarks against High Court judgment, has stated that even a lawy.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Contempt of Court, Lawyer



Gujarat HC Finds Yatin Oza Guilty of Contempt of Court(07.10.2020)

Gujarat High Court has held Advocate Yatin Oza guilty of contempt of Court, observing that Oza had, with frivolous grounds and unverified facts target.....

Tags : Gujarat High Court, Yatin Oza Contempt Case



Delhi HC Grants Rs. 10 Lakh Costs to CrossFit in Trademark Infringement Suit(08.09.2022)

Delhi High Court has granted ?10 lakh costs to US-based fitness company CrossFit in a trademark infringement suit filed against a Gurugram-based gym a.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Trademark, Contempt



SC Dismisses Appeal Against Registry Rejecting Intervention Application Filed By Activists(21.08.2020)

Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal against the Registry's order rejecting the intervention application filed by 16 civil society activists in the P.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Prashant Bhushan Contempt Case



AP HC: Judicial Order Wilfully Disobeyed Can’t be Decided in Contempt Proceedings(28.04.2022)

Andhra Pradesh High Court has observed that a Court exercising contempt jurisdiction can’t test correctness or otherwise of the order or give addition.....

Tags : Andhra Pradesh High Court, contempt jurisdiction



Review Petition is Maintainable Against Order in Contempt Case: Kerala HC(27.11.2018)

Kerala High Court has ruled that a review petition is maintainable against an order in a contempt case and in doing so court has overruled the divisio.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Review Petition, Contempt Case, Antony v. P.S. Rana



Karnataka HC: Cannot Initiate Contempt for Violation of Orders of Karnataka Appellate Tribunal(11.02.2021)

Karnataka High Court has held that it cannot initiate contempt proceedings for alleged breach of orders passed by Karnataka Appellate Tribunal as it i.....

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SC: Truth is a Valid Defence in Contempt Proceedings Only If It is Bonafide and in Public Interest(01.09.2020)

Supreme Court has observed that, for considering the truth as valid defence in Contempt proceedings, there is a twin requirement which needs to be sat.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Defence in Contempt Proceedings



SC: Courts Shouldn’t Summon Appearance of Officials at The Drop of The Hat(07.03.2023)

Supreme Court while observing that it is open to the High court to come to any conclusion on the basis of the pleadings and materials available on rec.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Summon, Officials, Contempt



Uttarakhand HC Dismisses Contempt Petition Against Sitting Judge(06.09.2018)

Uttarakhand High Court has held that contempt proceedings cannot be initiated against a Judge of Court of Record.

Tags : Uttarakhand High Court, Contempt



Supreme Court Issues Contempt Notice to Delhi Police Chief(24.08.2015)

Supreme Court has issued contempt of court notice to the Commissioner of Delhi Police on Delhi Police's failure to execute a non-bailable arrest warra.....

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Top Story

RBI Consumer Confidence Survey(10.09.2015)

The Reserve Bank of India has been conducting consumer surveys on economic conditions, income spending and prices and other criteria since 2010. It re.....

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RBI Consumer Confidence Survey(10.09.2015)

The Reserve Bank of India has been conducting consumer surveys on economic conditions, income spending and prices and other criteria since 2010. It re.....

Tags : Contempt, mci, b.sc, medicine



Delhi HC Issues Contempt Notice to Women Who Refuses to Honour Mutual Divorce Plea(17.01.2017)

Delhi High Court has issued a contempt notice against a woman who entered a settlement to separate with her husband but later refused to honour it.

Tags : Delhi High Court, Mutual Divorce, Contempt Notice



Calcutta HC Refuses Contempt Action Against TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee for Alleged Derogatory Remarks(31.05.2022)

Calcutta High Court dismissed a petition seeking initiation of suo motu contempt proceedings against TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee for his alleged derogato.....

Tags : Calcutta High Court, Abhishek Banerjee, contempt, TMC



Patna HC Warns Contempt Proceeding Against Officials Not Responding to Court Query(10.05.2021)

Patna High Court has warned contempt proceedings against the officials who are not responsive to query of the Court that how foreign nationals are bei.....

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Allahabad HC Issues Criminal Contempt Notices to 15 Agra Lawyers(26.10.2016)

Allahabad High Court, while taking cognizance of an illegal strike and alleged misbehaviour with several Judges of Agra District Court, has issued cri.....

Tags : Allahabad High Court, Agra District Court, Criminal Contempt



Guj. HC Issues Show Cause Notice to Judicial Officers for Not Disposing of Suit Pending Since 1977(20.12.2022)

Gujarat High Court has issued show cause notices to ten judicial officers in State asking for an explanation as to why contempt of court proceedings s.....

Tags : Gujarat High Court, Judicial Officers, Contempt, Disposal



SC to Striking Odisha Lawyers: Get Back to Work or Face Contempt Action(15.11.2022)

Supreme Court has come down heavily on lawyers who have been striking over demand for a permanent bench of Orissa High Court at Sambalpur and directed.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Contempt, Lawyers



SC Closes Contempt Proceedings Against UP Government Over Demolition of Babri Masjid(31.08.2022)

Supreme Court has closed the contempt proceedings pending in relation to the demolition of Babri Masjid in 1992, and took note of the passage of time .....

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Madras High Court Issues Notice to State Govt on Contempt Plea Over Spoken English in Govt Schools(19.08.2019)

Madras High Court has issued a notice to the State Government on a contempt petition filed by a former DMK MLA for failure to implement a court direct.....

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Delhi High Court: Man Held Guilty of Criminal Contempt for Posting Video Defaming Judges(23.05.2024)

Delhi High Court has held a man guilty of criminal contempt under the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971 for posting a video on social media platform that d.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Criminal Contempt, Social Media



SC: Litigants Liable for Contempt on Violating Undertaking Given by their Advocate(08.09.2023)

Supreme Court has held that willful breach or disobedience of an assurance in the form of an undertaking given by a counsel/advocate on behalf of his .....

Tags : Supreme Court, Civil Contempt, Undertaking, Advocate



Allahabad HC Issues Contempt Notice to Man for Making Offensive Statements Against Judges(01.04.2022)

Allahabad High Court has issued a contempt notice to the man who wrote a letter alleging that in the District Court, all the Officers, Judges and empl.....

Tags : Allahabad High Court, contempt notice, District Court, Constitution of India



SC Sets Aside NCLAT’s Order Impeding Implementation of SC Order(06.01.2023)

Supreme Court while deprecating and setting aside a status quo order passed by NCLAT Delhi which impeded the implementation of an order passed by the .....

Tags : Supreme Court, NCLAT, Contempt, Deprecates



Ker. HC: A Judge Can’t Succumb to Threat Posed by Litigant Making Wild Allegations of Bias(07.07.2023)

Kerala High Court while rejecting plea for recusal of Justice Sophy Thomas by an advocate facing contempt proceedings, has observed that judge can’t s.....

Tags : Kerala High Court, Contempt, Recusal



Supreme Court Accepts Justice Katju's Apology, Disposes Contempt Case(06.01.2017)

Supreme Court has accepted Justice Markandey Katju’s apology for contemptuous remarks in his blog, and has closed contempt proceedings against him.

Tags : Supreme Court, Markandey Katju, contempt proceedings



Delhi HC Sentences Lawyer to 6 Months Jail For Contempt of Court(17.03.2023)

Delhi High Court has sentenced a lawyer to six months of simple imprisonment after finding him guilty of contempt of court for not complying with the .....

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MP HC: Contempt Notice Served by Husband’s Father, Lawyer at Wife’s House Not Criminal Trespass(14.02.2024)

MP HC has held that father-in-law serving the notice directly at the house of the daughter-in-law can’t be said to have been tainted with any mala fid.....

Tags : Madhya Pradesh High Court, Contempt Notice, Criminal Trespass



NCLT Dismisses Mistry’s Contempt Plea Against Tata Sons(19.01.2017)

National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has dismissed contempt plea filed by Cyrus Mistry's family firms against Tata Sons but gave Former Chairman an op.....

Tags : National Company Law Tribunal, Cyrus Mistry, Tata Sons, Contempt Plea



CRIMINAL - SC Awards 3-month Suspended Jail to Lawyer for Contempt of Court(28.03.2019)

Supreme Court has restrained a lawyer from practising in the top court for a year and handed him a suspended sentence of three months in jail, for con.....

Tags : Supreme Court, contempt of court



Bombay HC Issues Contempt Notice to Two ACPs for Failure to Curb Noise Pollution(27.10.2016)

Bombay High Court has issued contempt notices to two Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACP) for failing to take action against noise pollution during.....

Tags : Bombay HC, Contempt Notice, Noise Pollution



Delhi HC Issues Notice to Lawyer for Disrupting Judicial Proceedings(22.12.2022)

Delhi High Court has issued show cause notice to a lawyer for disrupting judicial proceedings, verbally attacking a sitting judge and creating unruly .....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Contempt Notice, Disrupting Judicial Proceedings



P&H HC: Implementing Party Cannot be Liable for Proceedings Under Contempt of Court(11.01.2021)

Punjab and Haryana High Court has observed that an implementing party could not be made liable for proceedings under the Contempt of Court Act, 1971 f.....

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Madhya Pradesh High Court: 'Slap, Say Sorry & Forget' Practice by Contemnors Not Accepted(28.07.2017)

Madhya Pradesh High Court, while sentencing a person accused of contempt to six months’ imprisonment, has observed that “slap, say sorry and forget” p.....

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To constitute civil contempt, it must be established that disobedience is wilful, deliberate and with full knowledge of consequences(19.05.2020)

The grievance in present petitions is about non¬-compliance of direction given to the Respondent¬-Food Corporation of India to regularise and departme.....

Tags : Contempt action, Initiation, Grounds



SC Issues Revised Order Recording Presence of Attorney General in Prashant Bhushan Contempt Case(24.08.2020)

Supreme Court has issued a revised order recording the presence of Attorney General, KK Venugopal, in the Prashant Bhushan contempt case.

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SC Sentences Vijay Mallya to 4 Months Imprisonment for Contempt of Court(11.07.2022)

Supreme Court has sentenced fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya to four months imprisonment and a fine of Rupees 2000 for contempt of court. The Court .....

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Supreme Court Dismisses Contempt Petition Against Yogi Adityanath(13.12.2018)

Supreme Court has dismissed a contempt petition filed against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and others for non-compliance of the court'.....

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Karnataka HC Begins Suo-Motu Contempt Proceedings Against Bar Associations which Boycotted Court Work(12.02.2021)

Karnataka High Court has ordered the Registrar General of the High Court to initiate suo-motu contempt proceedings against the office bearer of Bar As.....

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Attorney General's Consent is not necessary in Suo Motu Contempt Proceedings(14.08.2020)

A petition came to be filed in present Court by Mahek Maheshwari bringing to the notice of present Court, a tweet made by Mr. Prashant Bhushan, Advoca.....

Tags : Contempt Proceedings, Attorney general, Consent



SC: Courts Must Exercise Contempt to Uphold Majesty of Judiciary(03.11.2016)

Supreme Court has ruled that Courts must exercise power of contempt to punish offenders, if there is a “calculated effort” to undermine Judiciary.

Tags : Supreme Court, contempt, Judiciary



Kerala HC: Single Judge Bench Can Take Cognizance and Decide Civil Contempt Petitions(05.02.2021)

Kerala High Court has held that a Single Judge Bench can take cognizance and decide civil contempt petition. The Court has struck down Rule 6 of the C.....

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Availability of Alternative Remedy No Bar to Invoke Contempt Jurisdiction: Chhattisgarh HC(15.01.2019)

Chhattisgarh High Court has termed contempt jurisdiction a 'Jurisdiction of Necessity' and also observed that a contempt petition cannot be held to be.....

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Bombay High Court Junks Plea Challenging Vires of Contempt of Courts Act(18.05.2017)

Bombay High Court has dismissed a petition challenging constitutional validity of Contempt of Courts Act, 1971, filed by Advocate Satish Uke who in Fe.....

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Bom. HC: Show Cause Notice for Contempt Issued Against Individuals Borrowing from NBFCs(27.03.2024)

Bombay High Court has issued show cause notice for contempt proceedings against certain borrowers who after giving a solemn undertaking to the Court, .....

Tags : Bombay High Court, Show Cause Notice, Contempt, Borrowers



SC Finds Newspaper Managements Not Guilty of Contempt of Court(20.06.2017)

Supreme Court has held that non-implementation or partial implementation of Majithia Wage Board Award by some newspaper establishments stemmed from un.....

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Karnataka High Court Drops Contempt Proceedings After Davanagere Bar Association Apologizes(12.08.2021)

Karnataka High Court has dropped the suo motu criminal contempt petition filed against officer bearers of the District Bar Association at Davanagere. .....

Tags : Karnataka High Court, Contempt Proceedings After Davanagere Bar Association



Delhi HC Awards Jail Term to Litigant for Irresponsible Allegations Against Government Counsel(04.09.2017)

Delhi High Court has awarded week-long imprisonment to a litigant, finding him guilty of criminal contempt of court for leveling baseless allegations .....

Tags : Delhi High Court, contempt of court



SC: Contempt Notice Issued Against Patanjali For Continued Publishing of Misleading Advertisements(28.02.2024)

Supreme Court has issued contempt notice against Patanjali for publishing deceiving advertisements even after assuring the Court that such statements.....

Tags : Supreme Court , Contempt Notice, Misleading Advertisements



RBI Consumer Confidence Survey(10.09.2015)

The Reserve Bank of India has been conducting consumer surveys on economic conditions, income spending and prices and other criteria since 2010. It re.....

Tags : Contempt, mci, b.sc, medicine



Supreme Court: Contempt Proceedings Should be Initiated Against Party Violating Status Quo Order(01.02.2024)

Supreme Court has held that where the status quo order was wilfully violated by any party then instead of vacating the stay of execution proceedings, .....

Tags : Supreme Court, Contempt Proceedings, Interim Order



RBI Consumer Confidence Survey(10.09.2015)

The Reserve Bank of India has been conducting consumer surveys on economic conditions, income spending and prices and other criteria since 2010. It re.....

Tags : Contempt, mci, b.sc, medicine



Supreme Court Issues Contempt Notice to Rajasthan HC Bar Association at Jaipur(05.10.2021)

Supreme Court has issued contempt notice to the office bearers of the Bar Association of the Rajasthan High Court at Jaipur for boycotting a bench of .....

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Contempt of a court order can be issued against the party when the breach is both wilful and mala fide(27.05.2020)

Present is an appeal against the judgment of the High Court, Pretoria in which she declared the first Appellant, (the City) and the second Appellant, .....

Tags : Interim interdict, Contempt, Prohibition



HP High Court Issues Contempt Notice to Journalist for Misreporting Its Order(30.11.2015)

Himachal Pradesh High Court has issued contempt notice to correspondent of an English daily for misreporting its order relating to ban on entry of veh.....

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Calcutta HC Initiates Contempt Against Lawyer Who Cursed Judge with COVID-19 Infection(25.03.2020)

Calcutta High Court has initiated criminal contempt proceedings against a lawyer, Advocate Bijoy Adhikary, for cursing the judge to contract Corona Vi.....

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J&K&L HC: J&K Special Tribunal Can Refer Contempt Matters to High Court(29.05.2023)

Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh High Court has observed that J&K Special Tribunal is deemed to be a court subordinate to High Court for purposes of Secti.....

Tags : J&K&L HC, J&K Special Tribunal, Contempt of Courts Act



Hyderabad High Court: Can Implead Speaker for Contempt(30.07.2018)

Hyderabad High Court has said that if necessary it would summon Assembly secretary and law secretary and would also implead Speaker S. Madhusudhana C.....

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Delhi HC: Contempt Notice Not to be Issued in Routine Manner(13.07.2017)

Delhi High Court has observed that notice on contempt petitions is not to be issued in a routine manner and would be justified only if the court prima.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, contempt



SC Restrains Lawyer From Practising For a Month, Extends Contempt Jurisdiction To Protect Registry(18.08.2017)

Supreme Court has observed that the contempt jurisdiction of Court is not only to protect reputation of concerned Judge so that he can administer Just.....

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SC Issues Contempt Notice over Filing Plea Challenging SC Order in District Court(08.02.2016)

As the top most court of the country, the Supreme Court’s verdict is final but a resident of Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh did the unthinkable and challeng.....

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Madhya Pradesh HC Issues Contempt Notice to Collector for Willfully Disobeying Order(26.05.2020)

Madhya Pradesh High Court has issued a notice in contempt proceedings against the District Collector posted at Anuppur, for disobeying a High Court or.....

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SC: Court Can’t Suspend License of Doctor as Penalty in Contempt Proceedings(31.07.2023)

Supreme Court while observing that Courts must not be hypersensitive or swung by emotions but must act judiciously while exercising contempt jurisdict.....

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Telangana High Court Grants Two Month Jail Term to Four DEOs in Contempt Case(06.09.2019)

Telangana High Court while taking a serious view of non-implementation of an earlier order of the Court regarding the recruitment of teachers under th.....

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Delhi HC Issues Notice on Contempt Application Filed By Telecom Watchdog(03.09.2021)

Delhi High Court has issued notice on an application for initiation of contempt, filed by Telecom Watchdog in the case pertaining to grant of telecom .....

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Delhi High Court Holds JNU Students Union Office Bearers Guilty of Contempt(04.07.2018)

Delhi High Court has held the office bearers of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Students Union guilty of contempt of court for holding protest withi.....

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LCI 274th Report: Not Necessary to Make Any Amendment to Contempt of Court Act(19.04.2018)

Law Commission of India has submitted the 274th report titled “Review Of Contempt Of Court Act 1971 (Limited To S.2 Of The Act)” to the Ministry of La.....

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Delhi High Court Initiates Contempt Proceeding Against Old Man For ‘Maliciously’ Blaming His Lawyer(09.05.2017)

Delhi High Court, coming down heavily on an 84-year-old man, has issued contempt notice to him for seeking recall of an order on ground that his couns.....

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SC Warns UP DG Prisons of Contempt Action if Directions on Premature Release Are Violated(16.01.2023)

Supreme Court while issuing strict directions to Director General of Prisons of Uttar Pradesh to take all necessary steps to ensure that applications .....

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SC Closes Contempt Proceedings Against Office Bearers of Bharatpur Bar Association(13.07.2023)

Supreme Court has closed the contempt proceedings against officer bearers of the Bharatpur Bar Association for allegedly obstructed the work of legal .....

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Court has to Confine Itself to 'Disobeyed' Order While Exercising Contempt Jurisdiction: SC(08.02.2019)

Supreme Court has reiterated that, while exercising the contempt jurisdiction, the court has to confine itself to the four corners of the order allege.....

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Supreme Court: No Action for Contempt on Failure To Live With Spouse(10.05.2018)

Supreme Court has observed that forcing a spouse to join the company of the other and on failing to do so punishing her in committing contempt of the .....

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MCI in contempt of court for giving liberty to third party to challenge formal decision of court detracting from undertaking(02.09.2015)

The Court, in a contempt petition against the Medical Council of India and the central government, found the parties guilty, but gave another opportun.....

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Del. HC Discharges 12 Lawyers in Criminal Contempt Case in Connection With 2006 Tis Hazari Violence(31.07.2023)

Delhi High Court while observing that there was no substantial evidence to establish obstruction of justice, manhandling, or destruction of property b.....

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Gujarat HC: Limitation Act Inapplicable to Contempt Proceedings(01.06.2022)

Gujarat High Court while refusing to condone a delay of 1 year in a Contempt Proceeding has held that the provisions of the Limitation Act, 1963 do no.....

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Kar. HC Issues Guidelines on Civil Imprisonment for Willful Contempt of Court Orders(24.07.2023)

Karnataka High Court has issued guidelines to be followed while ordering civil imprisonment to an accused for willful contempt of court orders under O.....

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Del. HC: Willful Disobedience Doesn’t Encompass Involuntarily or Negligent Actions(19.12.2023)

Delhi High Court while observing that willful disobedience in case of Contempt of Court does not encompass involuntarily or negligent actions, has hel.....

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Allahabad HC: Personal Service of Contempt Notice is an Essential Requirement of Law(21.06.2021)

Allahabad High Court has held that under the Contempt of Court Act, 1971, affecting of personal service on the alleged contemner is an essential requi.....

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AP HC Sentences ACP to Imprisonment and Fine in Contempt Case(19.07.2021)

Andhra Pradesh High Court has sentenced K. Srinivasa Rao, who had worked as the Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) in Vijayawada, to four weeks im.....

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SC Sets Aside Contempt Proceedings Initiated by Allahabad High Court against Outlook Journalists(08.07.2016)

Supreme Court has set aside the Allahabad High Court's suo motu contempt proceedings against Outlook journalists who had covered the Ghaziabad Provide.....

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SC Closes 2009 Contempt Case Against Prashant Bhushan And Tarun Tejpal(30.08.2022)

Supreme Court has closed the contempt case initiated against Advocate Prashant Bhushan and Tehelka editor Tarun Tejpal, in 2009 over his interview giv.....

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Advocates cannot condemn judges lightly(24.09.2015)

In a contempt of court reference by an Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate against the Contemner for making false complaints against judicial officer.....

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Karnataka HC Dismisses 11 Contempt Petitions Filed Against Its Registrar General with Cost(03.02.2022)

Karnataka High Court has dismissed 11 contempt petitions filed by one Jeetendra Kumar Rajan seeking action against the High Court Registrar General, i.....

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SC Sentences Prashant Bhushan to Fine of Rs 1 in Contempt Case Over Two Tweets(31.08.2020)

Supreme Court has sentenced Prashant Bhushan over his two tweets in the contempt case to pay a fine of Rs 1, which is to be deposited with the Supreme.....

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SC: Contempt Actions Against EPFO for Execution of Employees Pension Proportional to Salary Barred(04.03.2021)

Supreme Court has barred all courts from taking up contempt petitions against the Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) and the Central Governm.....

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Supreme Court Says 'Contempt Action Without Framing of Charges Not Sustainable'(06.09.2018)

Supreme Court has set aside the conviction and sentence imposed by Delhi High Court under the Contempts of Court Act 1971, holding, inter-alia, that f.....

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Power to punish for contempt vested in a Court of Record does not extend to punishing for contempt of superior Court(02.01.2017)

In present appeals, Appellants called in question the correctness of an order passed by a Division Bench of High Court of Delhi whereby Appellants hav.....

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Supreme Court Directs Joint Monitoring Team to Submit Report on Alleged Contempt by Karnataka(24.02.2021)

Supreme Court has directed the Joint monitoring team to submit report on issues in contempt plea filed by State of Goa with alleging illegal diversion.....

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Delhi HC Directs Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri To Remain Present In Court On April 10 in 2018 Case(17.03.2023)

Delhi High Court has directed filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri to remain present before it on April 10 in the 2018 suo motu criminal contempt proceedings ini.....

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JKL HC: Can’t Pressurize Party Seeking Remedy Against Unfavorable Order by Initiating Contempt(17.04.2023)

Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh High Court while observing that right to avail appropriate remedy under law can’t be construed as obstruction in course o.....

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Supreme Court Stays Contempt Proceedings Against Karnataka’s State Officer(07.01.2022)

Supreme Court has stayed the contempt proceedings initiated against Karnataka’s Additional Chief Secretary for non-compliance with the High Court orde.....

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SC Recalls Order Holding BJP Guilty of Contempt for Not Disclosing Criminal Antecedent of Candidates(28.02.2023)

Supreme Court while recalling its 2021 order which held BJP guilty of contempt for flouting directions regarding public disclosure of criminal anteced.....

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Jharkhand High Court Drops Contempt Case Against RJD MLA(29.08.2018)

Jharkhand High Court has agreed to drop contempt proceedings initiated against Rashtriya Janta Dal (RJD) MLA Bhola Yadav for his comments on the fodde.....

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SC: Court Always Believes in Forgiveness(25.04.2023)

Supreme Court while closing contempt proceedings against Lalit Modi after he tenders an unconditional apology, has observed that Court always believes.....

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Del. HC: Lack of Speed Not Sufficient to Initiate Contempt Action for Disobedience of Judicial Order(01.11.2022)

Delhi High Court has held that the lack of speed in implementing a judicial order would not be sufficient for a court to take contempt action against .....

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Madras HC Initiates Suo Moto Contempt Proceedings Against Witness for Making False Statement(02.12.2022)

Madras High Court has initiated suo moto contempt proceedings against Swathi, a prime witness to the Gokulraj Murder Case for making false statements .....

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Delhi High Court Directs Supreme Court Registry to Supply Necessary Documents to Police(26.02.2020)

Delhi High Court has directed the Supreme Court's Registry to supply documents required for the investigation in a plea seeking quashing of First Info.....

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Delhi HC: Party Alleging Contempt Can't Call Upon Court to Interpret Judicial Order(30.05.2022)

Delhi High Court observed that in a contempt jurisdiction, a party can’t be called upon the Court to interpret the judicial order differently than in .....

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Kerala HC Initiates Contempt Proceedings Against PFI Leaders for Illegal Flash Hartal(23.09.2022)

Kerala High Court has initiated suo motu contempt proceedings against the leaders of Popular Front of India (PFI), noting the illegal call for flash h.....

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Delhi High Court: In Case of Perjury, Court Can Invoke its Contempt Jurisdiction(09.08.2018)

Delhi High Court has observed that if a party to litigation perjured himself by admittedly making false statements before court under oath, then Court.....

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