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SC: Advocates Obstructing Justice Must Face Action Under Contempt of Court

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Contempt of Court

Khushi Gupta

Published on: May 24, 2022 at 19:52 IST

Expressing concern over lawyers targeting Judges and seeking recusal by making baseless allegations, Supreme Court on Monday said advocates should not consider themselves above the law and must face consequences for causing obstruction of justice.

A vacation Bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and Bela M Trivedi said it has become a new “fashion” for lawyers to target Judges particularly in Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh and the more bold a judge, the more the allegations.

The Court passed the observation while upholding the conviction and 15-day jail term of a 71-year old lawyer for Contempt of Court.

The lawyer was held guilty of Criminal Contempt by Madras HC and barred from practicing in any court for a year. He had obstructed the execution of a non-bailable warrant issued by the HC against him.

He along with other lawyers, had attacked the police personnel who had gone to execute the order.