November 15th, 2011
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Contempt of Court case: Jayarajan granted bail

Jayarajan New Delhi: The Supreme Court granted bail to CPIM leader MV Jayarajan who was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment by the Kerala High Court for Contempt of Court. The bail has been granted after considering the petition submitted by the leaders lawyer before the Supreme Court contesting the High Court sentence.

He was granted a bail on a bond of 1000 rupees. The Supreme Court also condemned the High Court decision that prevented Mr Jayarajan from submitting a petition. A bench comprising of Justices R.M. Lodha and H.L. Gokhale accepted Jayarajan’s appeal and granted bail.

The Court has decided to include the State of Kerala as a respondent. The court criticized the CPIM as well as the High Court, while the court was in session. The apex observed that certain statements made by the High Court on Jayarajan could have been avoided. I also stated that an appeal for freezing the punishment could have been considered. The court should not be influenced by external forces, SC added.

Senior advocate V Giri submitted the petition on behalf of the High Court. He gave a detailed report of the protest organized by the CPIM before the High Court. The report was prepared by the Kochi police. According to the report the protestors insulted the High Court lawyers. The Supreme Court has asked the High Court and the CPIM leaders to refrain from such mud slinging and to refrain from taking issues onto the streets. All matters are to be solved amicably, it added.

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