India: Punjab & Haryana HC holds Habitual Browbeater Advocate in contempt for FB post

June 4, 2018

Punjab & Haryana High Court

The Punjab & Haryana High Court recently sentenced an Advocate to a month’s simple imprisonment for contempt of Court, over a Facebook post criticising the judicial conduct of a High Court judge.

The post in question was attributed to the personal Facebook account of Advocate Manish Vashishth, who also works as a correspondent for the Punjab Kesari (Hisar Edition).

The Facebook post criticised the conduct of Justice Inderjit Singh in ruling against the Advocate/contemnor last August, while deciding a dispute between him and two BSNL employees. These employees, and their lawyer, HPS Ghuman, later brought the attention of the High Court to the social media post.

A translated version of the post, which finds mention in the judgment reads as follows:

https://barandbench.com/punjab-haryana-high-court-habitual-browbeater-advocate-contempt-fb/

http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/haryana/lawyer-gets-month-in-jail-for-facebook-post-on-hc-judge/599590.html

https://newsxind.com/national/haryana-lawyer-criticised-high-court-judge-on-facebook-gets-a-month-in-jail

http://www.livelaw.in/contempt-of-court-punjab-haryana-hc-awards-1-month-imprisonment-to-lawyer-who-criticized-judge-on-facebook/

Haryana lawyer gets a month in jail for criticising HC judge on Facebook

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