The Contempt of Courts Act, 1971

The Contempt of Courts Act, 1971

 

 

CONTENTS

Sections

Particulars

     

1

Short title, extent and commencement

2

Definitions

3

Innocent publication and distribution of matter not contempt

4

Fair and accurate report of judicial proceeding not contempt

5

Fair criticism of judicial act not contempt

6

Complaint against presiding officers of subordinate courts

7

Publication of information relating to proceeding in chambers or in camera not contempt except in certain cases

8

Other defences not affected

9

Act not to imply enlargement of scope of contempt.

10

Power of High Court to punish contempt of subordinate courts.

11

Power of High Court of to try offences committed or offenders found outside jurisdiction

12

Punishment for contempt of court.

13

Contempt not punishable in certain cases

14

Procedure where contempt is in the face of the Supreme Court or a High Court.

15

Cognizance of criminal contempt in other cases.

16

Contempt by judge, magistrate or other person acting judicially

17

Procedure after cognizance

18

Hearing of cases of criminal contempt to be by Benches

19

Appeals

20

Limitation for action for contempt

21

Act not to apply to Nyaya Panchayats or other village courts

22

Act to be in addition to, and notion derogation of, other laws relating to contempt

23

Power of Supreme Court and High Courts to make rules

24

Repeal

Rules

  
     RULES TO REGULATE PROCEEDINGS FOR CONTEMPT OF THE SUPREME COURT, 1975

 

 

Indian Laws – Bare Acts

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