The Court, from the very beginning, was desirous of giving quietus to this matter. Directly or indirectly, the contemnor was persuaded to end this matter by tendering an apology and save the grace of the institution as well as the individual, who is an officer of the Court. However, for the reasons best known to him he has neither shown regret in spite of our persuasion or the advice of the learned Attorney General. Thus, we have to consider imposing an appropriate sentence upon him.

Contempt of Court Act 1981 1981 CHAPTER 49 An Act to amend the law relating to contempt of court and related matters. [27th July 1981] Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, […]

Contempt of Courts Act-আপাতত বলবৎ অন্য কোন আইনের বিধানবলী সাপেক্ষে, কোন বিচারক, ম্যাজিস্ট্রেট বা বিচারকার্য সম্পাদনকারী অন্য কোন ব্যক্তি তাহার নিজ আদালত বা অন্য কোন আদালত অবমাননার জন্য সেইরূপে দায়ী হইবেন, সেইরূপে অন্য কোন ব্যক্তি আদালত অবমাননার জন্য দায়ী হইতে পারেন, এবং উক্তক্ষেত্রে এই আইনের বিধানাবলী যতদূর সম্ভব একইরূপে প্রযোজ্য হইবে।

If the minister has personally broken the law, the litigant can sue the minister, in this case Mr. Kenneth Baker, in his personal capacity. For the purpose of enforcing the law against all persons and institutions, including ministers in their official capacity and in their personal capacity, the courts are armed with coercive powers exercisable in proceedings for contempt of court

Contempt of court is the area of law which deals with behaviour which might affect court proceedings. It takes many different forms, ranging from disrupting court hearings to disobeying court orders to publishing prejudicial information which might make the trial unfair. If someone commits a contempt of court, they can be punished, although the procedures for deciding whether they are guilty and for punishing them are currently different from those used for normal crimes.

(70 of 1971) [24th December, 1971] An Act to define and limit the powers of certain Courts in punishing contempts of Courts and to regulate their procedure in relation thereto. Be it enacted by Parliament in the Twenty-second Year of the Republic of India as follows: 1. Short title and extent – (1) This Act may be called The Contempt […]

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