Power of High Court to punish contempt of subordinate courts is defined under section 10 of Contempt of Courts Act 1971. Provisions under this Section is :
Section 10 of Contempt of Courts Act 1971 "Power of High Court to punish contempt of subordinate courts"
Every High Court shall have and exercise the same
jurisdiction, powers and authority, in accordance with the
same procedure and practice, in respect of contempt of
courts subordinate to it as it has and exercises in respect
of contempt of itself:
PROVIDED that no High Court shall take cognizance of a contempt alleged to have been committed in respect of a court subordinate to it where such contempt is an offence punishable under the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860).