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Section 18 Contempt of Courts Act 1971: Hearing of cases of criminal contempt to be by Benches

Section 18 (Hearing of cases of criminal contempt to be by Benches) of Contempt of Courts Act, 1971 —

❝(1) Every case of criminal contempt under section 15 shall be heard and determined by a Bench of not less than two judges.

(2) Sub-section (1) shall not apply to the Court of a Judicial Commissioner.❞


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Notes:

The Contempt of Courts Act, 1971 was amended by:
- the Contempt of Courts (Amendment) Act, 1976 (No. 45 of 1976);
- the Contempt of Courts (Amendment) Act, 2006 (No. 06 of 2006).

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