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
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
(d) Advocate-General were a reference to the prosecutor; and
(e) Court were a reference to the Tribunal.