Section 19 Appeals - Contempt of Courts Act 1971
Appeals - Section 19 of Contempt of Courts Act 1971
Appeals is defined under section 19 of Contempt of
Courts Act 1971. Provisions under this Section is :
Section 19 of Contempt of Courts Act 1971 "Appeals"
(1) An appeal shall lie as of right from any order or
decision of the High Court in the exercise of its
jurisdiction to punish for contempt-
(a) where the order or decision is that of a single judge,
to a Bench of not less than two judges of the court;
(b) where the order or decision is that of a Bench, to the
PROVIDED that where the order or decision is that of the
Court of the Judicial Commissioner in any Union territory,
such appeal shall lie to the Supreme Court
(2) Pending any appeal, the appellate court may order that-
(a) the execution of the punishment or order appealed
against be suspended;
(b) if the appellant is in confinement, he be released on
(c) the appeal be heard notwithstanding that the appellant
has not purged his contempt.
(3) Where any person aggrieved by any order against which an
appeal may be filed satisfies the High Court that he intends
to prefer an appeal, the High Court may also exercise all or
any of the powers conferred by sub-section (2).
(4) An appeal under sub-section (1) shall be filed-
(a) in the case of an appeal to a Bench of the High Court,
within thirty days;
(b) in the case of an appeal to the Supreme Court, within
sixty days, from the date of the order appealed against.