Explanation of 16(1) of contempt of court act, 1971

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The Contempt of Courts Act, 1971

 

16. 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 persons act in 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, so far as may be, apply accordingly.

 

Sirji,

 

What is the meaning of the words  'contempt of his own court' .

 

Does  it means as that  'the Presiding Officer passing any order in contrary to its own previous order passed by the same Court.'

 

or 

 

 

Does  it means as that   'the Presiding Officer acting in contrary to its own previous order passed by the same Court.'

 

or  

 

what does it menas and includes,

 

Please guide

 

Regards

 
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Dear Sir,

"Contempt of his own court" means that if the judge acts or omits to act in a way which is regarded as contempt of court, then even the judge is not free from punishment. The judge can also be held liable for "contempt of his own court", the court that is presided by him. 

Regards,

Zeta 


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Greetings,

 

Contempt of his own court signifies that even a person, who is in the capacity of a judicial magistrate or a court judge, if indulges in an act that comes under the banner of Contempt of Court is not safe from prosecution for his/her deeds.

The remark ‘his own court or of any court’ signifies the contempt of the very court they are appointed in or any other court in the judicial system that is beyond their jurisdiction.

 

Hope this helps.

 

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