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CONTEMPT OF COURTS ACT 1971

Section 2 Definitions

Section 3 Innocent publication and distribution of matter not contempt

Section 4 Fair and accurate report of judicial proceeding not contempt

Section 5 Fair criticism of judicial act not contempt

 

 

Section 6 Complaint against presiding officers of subordinate courts when not contempt

Section 7 Publication of information relating to proceeding in chambers or in camera not contempt except in certain cases

Section 8 Other defenses not affected

Section 9 Act not to imply enlargement of scope of contempt

Section 10 Power of High Court to punish contempt of subordinate courts

Section 11 Power of High Court to try offences committed or offenders found outside jurisdiction

Section 12 Punishment for contempt of court

Section 13 Contempt not punishable in certain cases

Section 14 Procedure where contempt is in the face of the Supreme Court or a High Court

Section 15 Cognizance of criminal contempt in other cases

Section 16 Contempt by judge, magistrate or other person acting judicially - Contempt of Courts Act 1971

Contempt by judge, magistrate or other person acting judicially - Section 16 of Contempt of Courts Act 1971

 

Contempt by judge, magistrate or other person acting judicially is defined under section 16 of Contempt of Courts Act 1971. Provisions under this Section is :

Section 16 of Contempt of Courts Act 1971 "Contempt by judge, magistrate or other person acting judicially"

(1) Subject to the provisions of any law for the time being in force, a judge, magistrate or other person acting judicially shall also be liable for contempt of his own court or of any other court in the same manner as any other individual is liable and the provisions of this Act shall, so far as may be, apply accordingly.

(2) Nothing in this section shall apply to any observation or remarks made by a judge, magistrate or other person acting judicially, regarding a subordinate court in an appeal or revision pending before such judge, magistrate or other person against the order or judgment of the subordinate court.

 

 

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