Sagar cops fall in line, produce contemner before court

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 08 Jul 2017 13:25:13


Legal Correspondent,

In the matter related to contempt of court, Sagar Police finally produced Advocate Ravi Shyamnani in proper custody from Central Jail, Sagar, before the division bench of the Madhya Pradesh High Court comprising Justice S K Seth and Justice Anjuli Palo. The division bench has directed to take him back to Central Jail, Sagar, under the same police escort.

Earlier, the division bench had issued a fresh non-bailable arrest warrant against contemnor Advocate Ravi Shyamnani from Sagar and production of him before this court on July 20. The division bench added that since it appears that the local police at Sagar is unable to execute even a simple arrest warrant issued by this court, the Director General of Police, MP, is directed to ensure due compliance of the order passed by this court.

During the hearing division bench said that the contemnor against whom a non-bailable warrant of arrest had been issued by this court has not been produced before during the hearing. Government Advocate has placed a report submitted by the concerned Town Inspector (TI) to the effect that they have not been able to execute the non-bailable warrant issued by this court.

The division bench directed the contemnor to execute a personal bond in the sum of Rs 10,000 for his appearance before this court on March 30, in spite of the same the contemnor did not appear before this court on March 30, and therefore a bailable warrant was issued against him for his appearance before this court on April 27. The office report indicates that the contemnor was not available at his residence inspite of several attempts being made by the authorities to serve him with the warrant, therefore the warrant has returned unserved.

The division bench had said that in the circumstances, issue a non-bailable warrant of arrest against the contemnor, Ravi Shyamnani for his appearance before this court on May 11, 2017. The Superintendent of Police, Sagar was directed to ensure execution of this order.The following charges are framed against the contemnor that the contemnor appeared before the court of Rekha Markam, Second Civil Judge, Class-II, Sagar, and Judicial Magistrate First Class, Sagarm on April 22, 2015.

In execution proceedings relating to Civil Suit and forcefully and loudly demanded the court to grant adjournment of three months and threatened the said judge that you would lodge a complaint against her and her working in the similar manner as done by you against the previous Judges. The said act was done by contemnor with an attempt to prevent the judge concerned from performing her duties.

Contemnor on that occasion unduly insisted upon the Court to accept the envelope containing complaints made by you against three predecessor judges which was totally unrelated with the matter of execution involved in the case. By committing the aforesaid act, contemnor Advocate Ravi Shyamnani has committed criminal contempt as defined under section 2(c)(i) or 2(c) (ii) and 2(c)(iii) of the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971 which is punishable under section 12(1) of the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971.