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Contempt of Courts Act, 1971 Complete Act - Bare Act

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Act Info:
Preamble1 - CONTEMPT OF COURTS ACT, 1971
Section1 - Short title and extent
Section2 - Definitions
Section3 - Innocent publication and distribution of matter not contempt
Section4 - Fair and accurate report of judicial proceeding not contempt
Section5 - Fair criticism of judicial act not contempt
Section6 - Complaint against presiding officers of subordinate courts when not contempt
Section7 - Publication of information relating to proceeding in chambers or in camera not contempt except in certain cases
Section8 - Other defences not affected
Section9 - Act not to imply enlargement of scope of contempt
Section10 - Power of High Court to punish contempt of subordinate courts
Section11 - Power of High Court to try offences committed or offenders found outside jurisdiction
Section12 - Punishment for contempt of court
Section13 - Contempts not punishable in certain cases
Section14 - Procedure where contempt is in the face of the Supreme Court or a High Court
Section15 - Cognizance of criminal contempt in other cases
Section16 - Contempt by judge, magistrate or other person acting judicially
Section17 - Procedure after cognizance
Section18 - Hearing of cases of criminal contempt to be by Benches
Section19 - Appeals
Section20 - Limitation for actions for contempt
Section21 - Act not to apply to Nyaya Panchayats or other village courts
Section22 - Act to be in addition to, and not in derogation of, other laws relating to contempt
Section23 - Power of Supreme Court and High Courts to make rules
Section24 - Repeal

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