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Filing Fabricated Evidence to Gain Undue Advantage May Amount to Contempt of Court: Orissa High Court [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 28 Dec 2020 7:07pm

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An application for interim bail was recently filed before the Orissa High Court on the ground that the applicant's wife is suffering from multiple types of diseases and the doctor advised her to take complete rest due to COVID-19 pandemic.

A medical prescription and medical fitness certificate were annexed to the interim application. 

During the course of argument, it was found that those were the medical documents of one patient namely Santosini Kanhar, who is aged about twenty five years and she is a female and it was submitted that Santosini Kanhar is the wife of the petitioner.

The learned counsel for the State raised doubt about the authenticity of the medical documents annexed to the interim application

As per section 2(c) of the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971, ‘criminal contempt’ means, inter alia, the publication (whether by words, spoken or written, or by signs, or by visible representations, or otherwise) of any matter or the doing of any other act whatsoever which interferes or tends to interfere with, or obstructs or tends to obstruct, the administration of justice in any other manner.

The Court noted that Law is well settled that anyone who takes recourse to fraud deflects the course of judicial proceedings; or if anything is done with oblique motive, the same interferes with the administration of justice.

The Court suggested that persons who file forged and fabricated document in Court to get some relief are required to be properly dealt with, not only to punish them for the wrong done, but also to… Continue Reading...

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