Supreme Court adjourns Sentencing of Rajiv Dhaiya for Contempt of Court

Contempt of Court

Aishwarya Rathore-

Published On: October 07, 2021 at 16:37 IST

The Supreme Court deferred the sentence of Suraz India Trust Chairman Rajiv Dhaiya, who was found guilty of Contempt of Court for scandalising and wasting the time of the Court by filing repeated Petitions with disrespectful allegations against Judges and Court Staff.

A Bench of Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice MM Sundaresh issued the direction after considering a Plea filed by Daiya, who was present during the hearing, to apologise unconditionally and abide by the law.

The Court noted, “We’ll defer sentence till January and then let’s see how you behave.”

However, the Bench while deferring the sentence stated, “It is not our pleasure to convict somebody. It was difficult to hold him guilty since Mr Dhaiya didn’t listen to the Court.”

Previously, the Court pronounced a judgement in Contempt proceedings against Rajiv Dhaiya for failing to deposit the cost of Rs. 25 Lakh imposed in a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by the Trust.

While reserving its judgement on September 8th, the Bench granted Rajiv Dhaiya three days to submit an unconditional apology for scandalising the Court and withdraw all that he had said.

Whereas ASG Aishwarya Bhati argued, “His application scandalising the Judges of High Courts and Hon’ble Judges of this Court must be dealt with sternly.”

However, the Court listed the matter for further consideration on January 11, 2022.

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