Every order passed by Court will be in favour of one of the party and against another.The losingpartycannotbeallowedto challenge the very integrity of Judicial Officer in passing an order and that too without any material to support such an allegation, the bench said.
Allahabad High Court has convicted a lawyer for committing criminal contempt of subordinate Court and has sentenced him to undergo simple imprisonment of six months.
Division bench of Justices Sudhir Agarwal and Shamsher Bahadur Singh has also restrained the lawyer from entering the High Court and District court premises for a period of three years.
The lawyer, had hurled abuses and made wild allegations of bribery and corruption against Reference Officer (Civil Judge) and threatened him of dire consequences when he would come out of Court after Court hours.
The court said that the lawyer was asked to place on record any material and evidence to substantiate his allegations of bribe etc. levelled against Judicial Officer(s) and was told that in case the same can be proved, the court would take all steps, permissible in law, to weed out such a Judicial Officer from the cadre of Judicial Officers of subordinate Courts but he failed and did not make any attempt to do so.
The court made following observation about how abusing the judge and creating aspersions on him would amount to contempt.
The court also pointed out the important role Advocates have to play in delivery of Justice. The court said that an Advocate's duty is as important as that of a Judge.“He, who practices law, is not merely a lawyer, but acts as moral agent. This character, he cannot shake off, by any other character on any professional character, he derives from the belief that he shares sentiment of all mankind. This influence of his morality is one of his possession, which, like all his possession, he is bound to use for moral ends. Members of the Bar, like Judges, are the officers of the court”, the bench said.
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