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Section 6 – The Contempt of Courts Act, 1971

The Contempt of Courts Act, 1971



6. Complaint against presiding officers of subordinate courts when not contempt-


A person shall not be guilty of contempt of court in respect of any statement made by him in good faith concerning the presiding officer or any subordinate court to –


(a) Any other subordinate court, or


(b) The High court to which it is subordinate.


Explanation – In this section, ” subordinate court” means any court subordinate to a High court.




Immunity is provided to a citizen making a complaint to the High Court against a Presiding Officer of a subordinate court so long as the complaint is made in good faith; Court on its own motion (in re:), 1973 Cr LJ 1106 (P&H).



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