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Supreme Court commences hearing contempt case against fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya [Live Updates]

Lawstreet Journal 10 Feb 2022 9:05pm

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Supreme Court to commence today sentence hearing in contempt case against fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya, found guilty of contempt in 2017 for disobeying court's orders in not disclosing full particulars of assets in a case between the SBI & Kingfisher Airlines.

Amicus Sr Adv Jaideep Gupta appears.

Justice Lalit: Let us see last order passed by us

Amicus takes the Bench through previous orders passed by the Court.

Bench: principally why we appointed you Mr Amicus, we have found a person guilty of contempt and punishment has to be imposed. Going by normal logic contemnor has to be heard, from that stage he hasn’t appeared before the court.

Bench: now there are some proceedings going on, we don’t know what. The Ministry Officer says some proceedings are pending. What course should this court adopt.

Amicus: He doesn’t have to be physically present, its enough for him to appoint a counsel.

Amicus Curiae Sr Adv Jaideep Gupta argues

Justice UU Lalit: we have found a person guilty of contempt and punishment has to be imposed. Going by normal logic contemnor has to be heard, from that stage he hasn’t appeared before the court

Gupta: He doesn’t have to be physically present, its enough for him to appoint a counsel

Justice Ravindra Bhat: This case also has different colours to it. He has abstained from proceedings. Your suggestion to adjourn will only take us so for, next hearing same thing will happen. then we have to pronounce sentence in absentia.

Justice Lalit: he was given multiple opportunities

Justice Bhat: This cannot become a gateway… Continue Reading...


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