Year : 1962
[Act, No. 6 of 2006]
[17th March, 2006.]
An Act further to amend the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971.
BE it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty-seventh Year of the Republic of India as follows:-
Section -1 Short title
This Act may be called the Contempt of Courts (Amendment) Act, 2006.
Section -2 Substitution of new section for section 13
In the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971(70 of 1971), for section 13, the following section shall be substituted, namely:-
"13. Contempts not punishable in certain cases.-
Notwithstanding anything contained in any law for the time being in force,-
(a) No court shall impose a sentence under this Act for a contempt of court unless it is satisfied that the contempt is of such a nature that it substantially interferes, or tends substantially to interfere with the due course of justice;
(b) The court may permit, in any proceeding for contempt of court, justification by truth as a valid defence if it is satisfied that it is in public interest and the request for invoicing the said defence is bonafide".