Board of Trustees of Port of Mumbai Vs. Nikhil N Gupta & Anr.
Contempt Petitions - Contempt of Court
Contempt of Courts Act, 1971, Section 2(b) and 12 - Contempt - Dropped - Respondents and other obstructionists have surrendered the vacant possession of the building in question to the petitioner - Contemnor - respondent, who is present in Court, has tendered an unconditional apology before the Court - Having regard to the affidavits filed and the background of the various orders passed by this Court the apology tendered accepted and the proceedings in contempt against the respondents dropped -Pursuant to order dated 10.10.2014, the respondents have deposited an amount of Rs. 82,37,958.11 before the Court and the same, it is reported, is lying in the interest bearing account - Application now filed for the mesne profits is for more than Re. One Crore - Amount lying in deposit before the Registry of this Court shall be transferred to the Court of Small Causes, Mumbai together with interest - It would be open to the respondents to file an application, if so advised, regarding release or otherwise of the amount ordered to be transferred to the said Court - With the above observations and directions, the contempt proceedings against the respondents dropped.
Topic(s)-Contempt - Dropped