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Truth a Valid Contempt Defence; Hindustan Times; Sep24,2007

The refusal of the Delhi High Court to examine the truthfulness or otherwise of the allegations against former Chief Justice of India Y.K. Sabharwal, published in Mid Day, has invited severe criticism from legal experts, who say the law of contempt has not been interpreted correctly Sentencing four scribes from the daily to four months imprisonment, the high court had said: “We need not go into the truth or otherwise of the allegations against the former Chief Justice of India as the same in any case cannot be a valid defence to justify the attack on the Supreme Court as such.”