A Traffic police stops car of a High Court Judge for regulating traffic. Does it amount to Contempt of High Court Judge?

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What is Contempt of Court? If a traffic policeman stops car of a High Court Judge for regulating traffic, does it amount to contempt of court?

On 24th Sept, a Traffic Police stopped car of a High Court Judge to allow a procession of adivasis to pass by.

The Judge issued contempt notice to policeman.

The Judge was of view that “Court does not mean Court Room but movement of judge even outside, at least when he is moving to discharge official functions”.

The issue is/was still pending to be decided by higher court, as per reference given in Supreme Court Judgement dated 25/8/210 in case of Biman Basu versus Kallol Guha also reported in 2010(8) SCALE page 490 on 493.

Haresh Raichura
5/9/2012

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