Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Tuesday, Apr 23, 2002

About Us
Contact Us
National
News: Front Page | National | Southern States | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous |
Advts:
Classifieds | Employment | Obituary |

National

'Mathrubhoomi' Editor case: stay made absolute

By Our Legal Correspondent

NEW DELHI April 22. The Supreme Court today made absolute its interim order of stay of the Kerala High Court judgment holding the Chief Editor of `Mathurubhoomi', Malayalam daily and two others guilty of contempt of court and directing them to publish apologies in the front page of the newspaper.

A Bench comprising Justice G.B. Pattanaik and Justice Brijesh Kumar made the stay absolute after hearing the counsel for the appellants, the Chief Editor, N. Gopalakrishnan, the Managing Editor, P.V. Chandran and the Chief Correspondent, Vechoochira Madu, who had challenged the High Court order dated December 13 last.

Contempt proceedings were initiated in the High Court against the Editor of the daily and others at the instance of two lawyers on the basis of a news item dated November 28, 2000 on the ground that it contained criticism of the judicial system and judicial officer, thereby bringing the administration of justice into ridicule.

The High Court in its order on December 13 last directed the three contemnors to publish an apology, in default the court would consider passing appropriate sentence on them. Admitting the appeal against this judgment, the Apex Court in February had granted interim stay.

Send this article to Friends by E-Mail

National

News: Front Page | National | Southern States | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous |
Advts:
Classifieds | Employment | Obituary |


The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Archives | Contacts | Subscription
Group Sites: The Hindu | Business Line | The Sportstar | Frontline | Home |

Copyright 2002, The Hindu. Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of The Hindu