Contempt Of Court

  • Pakistan: SC withdraws contempt notice against Imran Khan August 28, 2013

    In a major relief for cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday withdrew the contempt of court notice against him. A three-member bench headed by Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali discharged the notice after hearing the arguments of Attorney General Munir A Malik in the case who said that it is...
  • SC dismisses contempt plea challenging suspension of Durga Nagpal August 26, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a petition seeking contempt of court proceedings against the Uttar Pradesh government for suspending IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal. Nagpal was suspended last month ostensibly for breaking down a wall of a mosque, an action the state government said could have triggered communal tension. She...
  • Rajasthan HC issues criminal contempt notice to President, Secretary of Bar Association August 13, 2013

    Rajasthan High Court on Monday issued contempt of court notices to President and Secretary of High Court Bar Association for allegedly disrupting proceedings of the court during a hearing and directed Bar Council of Rajasthan to take disciplinary action against them. A single judge bench of Justice Bela M Trivedi initiated...
  • Pakistan Supreme Court summons Imran Khan for contempt hearing August 2, 2013

    Imran Khan will personally appear in Pakistan's Supreme Court on Friday to respond to a contempt of court notice issued over his comments about the judiciary's role in the May 11 general election. The apex court's registrar issued the notice to the head of the Pakistan TehrikeInsaf party yesterday and directed...
  • WB urine shocker: Contempt hearing against PM today July 27, 2012

    New Delhi: A contempt of court petition against Prime Manmohan Singh will be heard in Kolkata on Friday in connection with the corporal punishment case at the prestigious VisvaBharati University. The PM is the Chancellor of the University. In a shocking incident earlier this month, a 10yearold girl student was made to...
  • Zardari signs bill to protect leaders from contempt July 12, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan President on Thursday signed into law a bill aimed at giving blanket immunity to top government leaders from contempt of court proceedings and countering the Supreme Court's efforts to pressure the premier to revive graft cases against Asif Ali Zardari. Presidential spokesman Farhatullah Babar said Zardari gave his assent...
  • Contempt petition filed against Zardari in Pak court June 10, 2012

    Lahore: A contempt petition has been filed against Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari for continuing to hold the political office of head of the ruling PPP in violation of a court's order. Lawyer Muhammad Azhar Siddique said in his petition filed in the Lahore High Court on Saturday that Zardari had...
  • Gilani 1st Pak PM to be found guilty of contempt April 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has been convicted for contempt of court after he refused to write to the Swiss government asking them to reopen graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari. But the sentence appeared to be symbolic more than anything else. Gilani made history by...
  • Will appeal against SC verdict: Gilani's lawyer April 26, 2012

    Islamabad: The Pakistan government on Thursday decided to appeal Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's conviction of contempt of court, with the premier's lawyer saying the Supreme Court's verdict was "beyond the scope" of the charges framed against him. Speaking hours after a sevenjudge bench of the apex court convicted Gilani and...
  • The Last Word: Gilani indicted; what are the implications? February 14, 2012

    Yousuf Raza Gilani now has the dubious distinction of being the first Pak PM to be held guilty for contempt by the court. ...
  • Gilani must step down: Imran Khan, Nawaz Sharif February 13, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreeki Insaaf (PTI) chief and former Pakistan cricket team captain Imran Khan came out strongly against Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Monday, saying that he must step down immediately. Khan was speaking in the aftermath of the Pakistan Supreme Court indicting Gilani for contempt of court...
  • Gilani must step down immediately: Imran Khan February 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Pakistan Tehreeki Insaaf (PTI) chief and legendary cricketer Imran Khan came out strongly against Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Monday, saying that he must step down immediately. Khan was speaking in the aftermath of the Pakistan Supreme Court indicting Gilani for contempt of court over his...
  • Govt following the law: Pak Defence Minister February 13, 2012

    New Delhi: The Defence Minister of Pakistan, Ahmad Mukhtaar, on Monday refused to comment on the Pakistan Supreme Court's ruling indicting Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani for contempt of court. "The case is in court and we can't make remarks on this. The President can pardon him and a...
  • Gilani indicted by Pak SC for contempt of court February 13, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has been indicted by the Supreme Court for contempt of court for refusing to open the corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari. Gilani is the first Prime Minister to have been indicted by the SC. Gilani denied the charges against him and challenged...
  • Pak SC summons Gilani over contempt of court February 2, 2012

    Islamabad: The Pakistan Supreme Court has summoned Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in a 'contempt of court' case. Gilani has been asked to appear before the court on February 13. Reports indicate that he will be charged and indicted when he appears in court. A sevenjudge bench led by Justice NasirulMulk...
  • Contempt hearing against Modi on Tuesday January 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Two petitions filed against Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi are likely to come up for hearing in the High Court on Tuesday. The petitions were filed against Modi for criminal contempt of court as he allegedly disclosed contents of his correspondence with the Gujarat governor on the appointment...
  • HC adjourns contempt plea hearing against Modi December 19, 2011

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Monday adjourned the contempt of court case against Chief Minister Narendra Modi till January 10, 2012. Modi has been charged of publicising the contents of his letter to the Prime Minister over the Lokayukta appointment controversy. Two separate contempt of court petitions were filed in...
  • HC to hear contempt petitions against Modi December 19, 2011

    Ahmedabad: Petitions for contempt of court against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will be heard on Monday by the Gujarat High Court. Modi has been charged of publicising the contents of his letter to the Prime Minister over the Lokayukta appointment controversy. Two separate contempt of court petitions were filed in...
  • Contempt of court petition filed against Musharraf September 2, 2009

    Islamabad: A contempt of court petition was filed on Wednesday in the Supreme Court of Pakistan against former president Pervez Musharraf for imposing emergency in 2007. Anwar-ul-Haq, a medical practitioner in Islamabad, filed the petition in the court on Wednesday saying Musharraf breached the Constitution and violated the Supreme Court's order...
  • Slipper thrown in Supreme Court, judge ducks March 20, 2009

    New Delhi: Four women and a man were sentenced to three months imprisonment on Friday after one of them hurled a slipper at a Supreme Court judge. The dramatic incident took place when judges Arijit Pasayat, who clearly was the target, and Asok Kumar Ganguly were hearing a case related to...
  • Gurjar leader charged with murder, contempt May 27, 2008

    New Delhi: As Gurjar agitation enters it's fifth day, protests have intensified in Rajasthan. The tremors are being felt in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi as well with trains delayed and road traffic held up at various places in the two states. Back in Rajasthan the deadlock persists. On Tuesday, Rajasthan government slapped...
  • Karunanidhi lands in legal mess over TN bandh October 29, 2007

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi landed in legal trouble on Monday after the Supreme Court slapped a contempt notice on him for defying the apex court's directive, asking him not to go ahead with the state bandh on October 1. The bandh call had been given by...
  • Mid Day controversy: Journos, judges not above the law September 29, 2007

    The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the Delhi High Court order sentencing four employees of the tabloid Mid Day to jail for publishing news reports about former chief justice Y K Sabharwal. Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee has come out in support of the Mid-Day journalists who were sentenced for contempt...
  • Zaheera Sheikh released from Nashik jail June 16, 2007

    New Delhi: The prime witness in the Best Bakery case, Zaheera Sheikh, has been released from Nashik Road Central jail. She was serving a one-year sentence for contempt of court. Last year, the Supreme Court had sentenced Zaheera to one-year simple imprisonment and had also slapped a fine of Rs 50,000 on...
  • DGP, DM held for contempt of court March 2, 2007

    New Delhi: Eighteen people including four top functionaries of the West Bengal government have been convicted for contempt of court after no action was taken to help resume work in the New Jalpaiguri district court. The Calcutta High Court on Friday sentenced the Director General of Police, District...