Contempt of Court: Calcutta HC orders litigant to plant 50 trees for making "wild allegations" against judges

Meera Emmanuel July 19 2019
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After finding a writ petitioner guilty of contempt, the Calcutta High Court ordered him to plant 50 trees as punishment in lieu of imprisonment.

The High Court initiated suo motu contempt proceedings against the petitioner after he had made scandalous allegations against its sitting judges and former Chief Justices.

"...the writ petitioner has made scandalous allegations against Judges of this court that are neither supported by any document, nor are borne out of the records of this . . .

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