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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Four-month jail and bail for Mid-Day journalists

Interesting news from the Court and how they use their powers to "protect" the "image" of their Supreme Court brethern _t

New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday sentenced two journalists, a cartoonist and the publisher of afternoon tabloid Mid-Day to four months imprisonment each for contempt of court for publishing unsubstantiated news reports against former chief justice Y.K. Sabharwal. All four were then released on bail.

A division bench of Justices R.S. Sodhi and B.N. Chaturvedi said: "We feel, in this peculiar case, the contemnors have tarnished the image of the highest court, and sentence of four months' imprisonment would serve the end of justice." Those sentenced include resident editor Vitusha Oberoi, city editor M.K. Tayal, publisher A.K. Akhtar and cartoonist Irfan.

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