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Section 19 of AFT Act 2007 - Power to punish for contempt

What is the Power to punish for contempt? Section 19 of Armed Forces Tribunal Act 2007

Section 19 : Power to punish for contempt

(1) Any person who is guilty of contempt of the Tribunal by using any insulting or threatening language, or by causing any interruption or disturbance in the proceedings of such Tribunal shall, on conviction, be liable to suffer imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years.

 

(2) For the purposes of trying an offence under this section, the provisions of sections 14, 15, 17, 18 and 20 of the Contempt of courts Act, 1971 (70 of 1971) shall mutatis mutandis apply, as if a reference therein to—

(a) Supreme Court or High Court were a reference to the Tribunal;

(b) Chief Justice were a reference to the Chairperson;

(c) Judge were a reference to the Judicial or Administrative Member of the Tribunal;

(d) Advocate-General were a reference to the prosecutor; and

(e) Court were a reference to the Tribunal.

 

 

 

AFT ACT 2007

Section 2 of AFT Act 2007 - Applicability of the Act

Section 3 of AFT Act 2007 - Definitions

CHAPTER II

ESTABLISHMENT OF TRIBUNAL AND BENCHES THEREOF

Section 4 of AFT Act 2007 - Establishment of Armed Forces Tribunal

Section 5 of AFT Act 2007 - Composition of Tribunal and Benches thereof

Section 6 of AFT Act 2007 - Qualifications for appointment of Chairperson and other Members

Section 7 of AFT Act 2007 - Appointment of Chairperson and other Members

Section 8 of AFT Act 2007 - Term of office

Section 9 of AFT Act 2007 - Resignation and removal

Section 10 of AFT Act 2007 - Salaries, allowances and other terms and conditions of service of Chairperson and other Members

Section 11 of AFT Act 2007 - Prohibitions as to holding of offices, etc., by Chairperson or Member on ceasing to be such Chairperson or Member

Section 12 of AFT Act 2007 - Financial and administrative powers of Chairperson

Section 13 of AFT Act 2007 - Staff of the Tribunal

CHAPTER III

JURISDICTION, POWERS AND AUTHORITY OF THE TRIBUNAL

Section 14 of AFT Act 2007 - Jurisdiction, powers and authority in service matters

Section 15 of AFT Act 2007 - Jurisdiction powers and authority in matters of appeal against court martial

Section 16 of AFT Act 2007 - Re-trial

Section 17 of AFT Act 2007 - Powers of the Tribunal on appeal under section 15

Section 18 of AFT Act 2007 - Cost

Section 19 of AFT Act 2007 - Power to punish for contempt

Section 20 of AFT Act 2007 - Distribution of business among the Benches

 

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