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SC warns Lawyers: Won’t tolerate anything against integrity of Judicial institutions & decorum of Court

January, 28,2017:

Supreme Court of India
Supreme Court of India

SC said sentence of Three Months of Imprisonment given to the practicing Lawyers in too less.

Supreme Court while sending out a strong message that no one would be allowed to undermine integrity and decorum of judicial institutions, slammed a lawyer for getting into spat with the judges in Kerala High Court and said that the imprisonment of three months for contempt was “too less”.

Apex Court Bench comprising of Justice Ranjan and Jsutice Ashok Bhushan  “We can tolerate everything but not anything which is against integrity and decorum of judicial institutions,”

Supreme Court was hearing plea of lawyer who challenged Kerala High Court decision to convict him for contempt of court.

Kerela High Court had in November passed order against Advocate C K Mohanan followed a verbal altercation between him and Bench over his client’s direct appeal to court to change his lawyer.

Thus High Court sentenced to three months of simple imprisonment and was directed to pay a fine of Rs 1,000 after he refused to apologise for his behaviour.

Apex Court further added that,”We are of view that three months jail term was too less. You should go to jail for a longer period. A contempt of court may be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with the fine which may extend to two thousand rupees or with both”.

Supreme Court had earlier exempted him from surrendering till it took a final call on the quantum of sentence.

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