Trees for contempt of court: Calcutta High Court
A dispute arouse between a singer of a foreign jurisdiction and the petitioner, in this case the singer failed do attend the lower court proceedings and therefore arrest warrants were issued against him. During the pendency of the case the petitioner made allegations against the sitting Judges of the lower court of tampering with the evidence, threatening , abusing and harassing him in the court. However first the District Judge then the High Court Of Calcutta looked into the case and found no strong evidences to support the allegations made by the petitioner.
The petitioner did not just stop here and went a step ahead saying that the District Judges are like dog’s tail , straightened but bend again when released. He also commented on the High Court Judges including Chief Justices and accused them of being illiterate in questions of law and constitution and they encouraged the whole crime.
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The Calcutta High Court observed that the allegations made by petitioner were baseless and amounts to contempt of court. These comments made by the petitioner are a matter of grave and serious concern and hampers the dignity of the Judiciary. Firstly the court was of the opinion that one month imprisonment should be awarded to the petitioner for his deliberate contempt of court.
But, later the petitioner apologized and regretted his words and his conduct towards the Honorable court, he submitted his apology by way of affidavit. Then the court directed the petitioner to plant fifty trees as punishment in and around Berhamore area after the completion of his daughter’s school examinations.