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.
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 17 Procedure after cognizance
Section 18 Hearing of cases of criminal contempt to be by Benches
Section 20 Limitation for actions for contempt
Section 21 Act not to apply to Nyaya Panchayats or other village courts
Section 22 Act to be in addition to, and not in derogation of, other laws relating to contempt
Section 23 Power of Supreme Court and High Courts to make rules
Section 24 of Contempt of Courts Act 1971 "Repeal"
Rules To Regulate Proceedings For Contempt Of Supreme Court, 1975