SC stays The Shillong Times editor, publisher conviction in contempt-case
A Supreme Court bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, today stayed the Meghalaya High Court judgment convicting The Shillong Times editor Patricia Mukhim and publisher Shoba Chaudhuri in a contempt case. The top court stayed the operation of the judgment by which the high court had also imposed a fine of Rs. 2 lakh each on the editor and the publisher. Here's more.
Paper had published an article on perks for retired judges
The case relates to an article published by The Shillong Times on the perks and facilities for retired judges and their families. The High Court had also said that if the two persons failed to deposit the amount, they will have to undergo six months simple imprisonment and the newspaper will be banned. The SC also issued a notice to the high court registrar.
HC registrar served notice over Mukhim and Chaudhuri's appeal
The registrar has been served notice on the appeal filed by the newspaper's editor and publisher. The HC had on March 8 sentenced both of them to sit in the corner of the court room till the rising of the court in the contempt case.