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Contempt petition non-maintainable when Supreme Court judge functions under Commission of Inquiry Act: SC

A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court of India held that contempt petition is not maintainable when the functions discharged by the sitting Supreme Court Judge under the Commissions of Inquiry Act, 1952 are purely statutory in nature independent of … Continue reading

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Courts to exercise contempt jurisdiction with ‘care & caution’: SC

A Large Bench of the Supreme Court of India clarified the contours of the power of the Court while exercising its contempt jurisdiction and ruled that the power should be exercised with the greatest of ‘care and caution’. “The power … Continue reading

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