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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 7 Publication of information relating to proceeding in chambers or in camera not contempt except in certain cases - Contempt of Courts Act 1971

Publication of information relating to proceeding in chambers or in camera not contempt except in certain cases - Section 7 of Contempt of Courts Act 1971

Publication of information relating to proceeding in chambers or in camera not contempt except in certain cases is defined under section 7 of Contempt of Courts Act 1971. Provisions under this Section is :

Section 7 of Contempt of Courts Act 1971 "Publication of information relating to proceeding in chambers or in camera not contempt except in certain cases"

(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, a person shall not be guilty of contempt of court for publishing a fair and accurate report of a judicial proceeding before any court sitting in chambers or in camera except in the following cases, that is to say-

(a) where the publication is contrary to the provisions of any enactment for the time being in force;

(b) where the court, on ground of public policy or in exercise of any power vested in it, expressly prohibits the publication of all information relating to the proceeding or of information of the description which is published;

(c) where the court sits in chambers or in camera for reason connected with public order or the security of the State, the publication of information relating to those proceedings;

(d) where the information relates to a secret process, discovery or invention which is an issue in proceedings.

(2) Without prejudice to the provisions contained in sub-section (1), a person shall not be guilty of contempt of court for publishing the text or a fair and accurate summary of the whole or any part, of an order made by a court sitting in chambers or in camera, unless the court has expressly prohibited the publication thereof on grounds of public policy, or for reasons connected with public order or the security of the State, or on the ground that it contains information relating to a secret process, discovery or invention, or in exercise of any power vested in it.

 

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