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Mahipal Singh Rana, Advocate Vs. State of Uttar Pradesh

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Contempt Petitions  - Contempt of Court

Contempt of Courts Act, 1971 - Section 19 - Advocates Act, 1961 - Section 24A - Disqualification for enrolment - Professional misconduct - Court's Jurisdiction - Statutory powers of the Bar Councils - Undesirability of convicted person to perform important public functions - Criminal Contempt for intimidating and threatening a Civil Judge (Senior Division), Etah -Conviction of the appellant is justified and is upheld - Sentence of imprisonment awarded to the appellant is set aside in view of his advanced age but sentence of fine and default sentence are upheld - Further direction that the appellant shall not be permitted to appear in courts in District Etah until he purges himself of contempt is also upheld - Under Section 24A of the Advocates Act, the enrollment of the appellant will stand suspended for two years from the date of this order - As a disciplinary measure for proved misconduct, the licence of the appellant will remain suspended for further five years.

Topic(s)-Professional misconduct

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