Contempt Of Courts Act, 1971

Suman vs State Of Rajasthan SLP(Crl) 3531 Of 2024 – Contempt Of Court

Contempt Of Court – Even a lawyer who subscribe his signature to a contemptuous observation is equally guilty for committing contempt of Court – Referred to M. Y. Shareef And Another Vs. The Hon’ble Judges of the High Court of Nagpur And Others [In this case, the petitioners averred in the SLP that they have …

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Shah Enterprises vs Vaijayantiben Ranjitsingh Sawant 2024 INSC 182 – Contempt – Civil Suit

Summary: Appeal against dismissal of a Contempt Petition – the appellant sent legal notices to all the respondents herein and brought to their attention the consent decree passed in the year 1972 and, therefore, requested them to withdraw the suit – Since the respondents did not withdraw the suit, the appellant filed a Contempt Petition …

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Domco Smokeless Fuels Pvt Ltd vs State Of Jharkhand 2024 INSC 133 – Contempt

Contempt application preferred by the appellant alleging non-compliance of order was dismissed by Jharkhand HC – Allowing appeal, SC held: The respondents have failed to faithfully comply with the orders passed by the Jharkhand High Court as well as this Court. 30. As a consequence, it is hereby directed that the appellant shall be entitled …

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Gulshan Bajwa vs Registrar, High Court of Delhi 2024 INSC 74 – Contempt – Apology

Contempt of Courts Act, 1971 – An apology must evidence remorse with respect to the contemptuous acts and is not to be used as a weapon to purge the guilty of their offence4. Further, an apology lacking in sincerity and not evidencing contriteness, cannot be accepted. (Para 22) – M.Y. Shareef v. Hon’ble Judges of …

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State of Uttar Pradesh vs Association of Retired Supreme Court and High Court Judges at Allahabad 2024 INSC 4 – Contempt Of Court- Summoning Of Govt. Officials

Contempt of Courts Act, 1971 – The power of the High Courts to initiate contempt proceedings cannot be used to obstruct parties or their counsel from availing legal remedies- Courts must refrain from summoning officials as the first resort. While the actions and decisions of public officials are subject to judicial review, summoning officials frequently …

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Can High Court Initiate Contempt Proceedings For Alleged Contempt Of Supreme Court?

Article 215 of the Constitution of India states that every High Court shall be a court of record and shall have all the powers of such a court including the power to punish for contempt of itself. Section 10 of the Contempt of Courts Act reads thus: Every High Court shall have and exercise the same …

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