What is the scope & power of contempt jurisdiction vested in the Courts to punish for contempt? Can the Court, in contempt jurisdiction, go beyond the order alleged to be flouted & can it reopen decided issues?

The Courts must not, in exercise of the contempt jurisdiction, therefore, travel beyond the four corners of the order which is alleged to have been flouted or enter into questions that have not been dealt with or decided in the judgment or the order violation of which is alleged. Only such directions which are explicit in a judgment or order or are plainly self-evident ought to be taken into account for the purpose of consideration as to whether there has been any disobedience or willful violation of the same

Category: Jurisprudence   Posted on: March 10, 2024