Published on: 26 September 2023 at 12:45 IST
Court: Supreme Court of India
Citation: Chandra Shashi V. Anil Kumar Verma (1995)
Honourable Supreme Court of India has held that publication with a malicious intent to defraud the Hon’ble Court is tantamount to the interference with administration of justice. It is held that if a fabricated document is filed before the Hon’ble Court then it would fall within the definition of Contempt of Court.
14. The legal position thus is that if the publication be with intent to deceive the court or one made with an intention to defraud, the same would be contempt, as it would interfere with administration of justice. It would, in any case, tend to interfere with the same. This would definitely be so if a fabricated document is filed with the aforesaid mens rea. In the case at hand the fabricated document was apparently to deceive the court; the intention to defraud is writ large. Anil Kumar is, therefore, guilty of contempt.
Drafted By Abhijit Mishra