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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 20 Limitation for actions for contempt - Contempt of Courts Act 1971

Limitation for actions for contempt - Section 20 of Contempt of Courts Act 1971

 

Limitation for actions for contempt is defined under section 20 of Contempt of Courts Act 1971. Provisions under this Section is :

Section 20 of Contempt of Courts Act 1971 "Limitation for actions for contempt"

No court shall initiate any proceedings of contempt, either on its own motion or otherwise, after the expiry of a period of one year from the date on which the contempt is alleged to have been committed.

 

 

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